Random Monday – Christmas Edition

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• Merry Christmas, lovelies!

• The other night, I called to order the Annual Meeting of What Shall We Have for Christmas Dinner. I listed all the options, the general idea being that I cook a nice dinner on Christmas Eve, make a nice breakfast on Christmas morning, provide assorted snackage throughout the day, and then culminate in a relaxing Christmas Dinner of Leftovers. Preferably a dinner heated up by Jim whilst I sit on the couch, languidly gesturing toward the kitchen.

Everyone started shouting out ideas of what they want to eat and they were all different. Natch. Jim voted ham (but I know in his heart he wants turkey), Little voted roast chicken, and Big burst into tears at the mention of leftovers. Natch.

Me, confused: “what is your problem? you eat leftovers all the time around here, what’s the big deal?”

Big, wailing: “I don’t knoooooow! I just don’t want leftovers!”

And so we went around and around, with me becoming more mystified and him becoming more incoherently sobby and wail-y, until he finally gasped out, “can we at least have SANDWICHES?”

So I CAN serve leftover Christmas Eve Dinner as long as I don’t CALL it leftovers, and I slap it between two pieces of bread? DONE AND DONE, LITTLE BOY.

• After driving myself to the very edge of madness and despair trying to accommodate everyone, I finally decided to get a packaged turkey dinner from Whole Foods and that will be that. And a loaf of bread for Big, I suppose. Sixty bucks is actually a fair price when you factor in my sanity.

• In the true Spirit of Christmas, I have been buying myself all sorts of treats and then coming home and cheerfully saying to Jim, “look what you bought me! Do you want to wrap it?”

• I love you all! Have a great day!

5 Responses to “Random Monday – Christmas Edition”

  1. Alicia Says:

    You are a hoot! I totally agree that $60 is worth it. My confession is that I bought canned (gasp!) cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast. And canned beans for veggie chili for Christmas “dinner.” Christmas from a can!!! I felt a bit naughty. Merry Christmas Deb & family!

  2. Kristy Says:

    I have been cooking the same thing for Christmas dinner for over 20 years so that I don’t have to deal with any Christmas meal angst. And now if I talk of changing the plan, my family revolts. It sure makes it easy.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Lisa Says:

    It’s Christmas Eve here in NZ, so if it aint in the cupboard they aint getting it! Have a roast lamb and ham ready to be cooked in the morning for lunch with our small family. I like your idea of a day off cooking … might instigate that next year!!!

    Thanks for the laughs throughout the year lovely lady. You are a delight and a treasure … may you and your family have a great Chrissy and New Year. Catch you in 2014 xxx
    Lisa´s last blog post ..First Christmas Ornament Exchange

  4. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Package of crackers. Slice some cheese. If you don’t want “leftovers,” that’s about as easy as it gets. I hope the pre-made stuff really saves the hassle. 🙂
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..Happy Christmas to You!

  5. Kevin Says:

    In Big’s defense, sandwiches are the bees knees. Hope your Christmas was merry and your New Year happy, Deb and family!