This is a bit what my Christmas is like this year. All upside down and inside out. But I'm getting there.
For me Christmas is all about cooking and that is what I'm doing today. I love the creative process: do I want to experiment? The tried and true? Do I want help (this year I need lots of help)? Do I want to do a traditional dinner? Cocktail party style?
This year I'm definitely getting lots of help, no traditional dinner, cocktail style and I'm doing something new and something old.
Christmas Eve Menu
Extra Large Wild Shrimp w/ Cocktail Sauce
Pate a Choux stuffed with Smoked Salmon
Pate a Choux stuffed with Mushroom Pate
Antipasto on Skewers
Famous Nut BAlls
Brownies (Grace and I make the best Brownies)
It looks like we will be having about 13 or 14 for Christmas Eve and "Open" timing:Starting at 6. There are just too many variables; too many children and a few crazy adults (I know, I've tried everything to get the ball rolling with a set time--not going to happen).
I'm getting excited.
Have a wonderful Christmas filled with Love.
Mary and Jones (& Cole)
I forgave Jones