I am expecting that our Christmas festivities will be like last year.
We will spend Christmas Eve with my mom’s family for dinner including the flaming fire-hazard yule log, exchange gifts with my siblings and parents later in the evening, and then attend the midnight Christmas Eve service and communion at the church I grew up in.
Then Christmas Day, Joe and I will exchange gifts and have Christmas breakfast. I think I am going to make the cheesy bagel French toast from the new The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays cookbook.
The kids and some of Joe’s family will come over in the afternoon to open gifts and snack on some yummy food (and maybe watch Despicable Me II if I get my way).
Our first Christmas, I planned and served a BIG meal only to find out that everyone had eaten before they came :(
So this year I am planning not to plan. That’s one of the biggest lessons I am learning as a step-parent. Be flexible. Even when it’s not fun or convenient.
Anyway, I am preparing appetizers and finger food that is easy and is mostly served room temperature ( and that will taste great as leftovers!).
Wanna know what I am making?
(Click on each photo for the full recipe)
And in case you are worried I won’t be making all of this for Christmas Day. I may take some of it to our church group party on Sunday night.
Now to just beat the crowds to the grocery store to get all the ingredients.