I am going to tidy up the house today...to get ready for the coming holiday. Tomorrow I have to start with the food preparations. Breakfast things, appetizers, and then Christmas dinner. We are having prime rib for Christmas dinner. I won't even tell the obscene price we paid for that meat. That will be Joe's contribution to the meal....he knows how to season meat and cook it to perfection. I'm using the Pioneer Woman's recipe for make ahead mashed potatoes and also her mini cheeseburger appetizers for Christmas eve. I watched her two shows this week on the food channel and loved them. You see a little of her life on the ranch as well as the cooking.
Our menu for Christmas dinner is prime rib, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, relishes, marinated peppers, Christmas slaw, rolls and for dessert a tray of cookies and ice cream sundaes with hot fudge. I have to get the pans and casseroles out that I want to use and make sure they fit in the micro waves and oven. Nothing like having things to go in the oven and finding that you don't have room at the last minute. I actually have to measure the space I have in the oven to see if my roasting pan and casseroles will fit.
Well, I had better get going...the work is not going to get done this way. Have a great day and relax.