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Christmas can't get here fast enough!!!
November 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I am making my dinner menu & grocery list right now & I am getting so excited & hungry!! LOL This is my 1st time making Christmas dinner for ANYONE! In the past the kids & I would go to my husband's side of the family for the day. But now that we are divorced I have told my family (my parents & youngest brother with his girlfriend) that I want them all over to my house. Ex has to have the kids back to me by 1pm that day. And my brother wanted us to come to his house. BUT he has no kids & I would have to load my 5 PLUS gifts into my car to haul them back (a 45 minute drive both ways). Plus my mom has health issues & can't do stairs very well & my brother has quite a few (I have 1- the step up into the house).

So... here's what's on my menu:

Crock Pot Ham

Green Beans with bacon bits

Cheesy Hashbrowns


Cranberry sauce

Mashed potatoes & gravy

cooked carrots with brown sugar & butter

devilled eggs

apple pie w/vanilla ice cream

pumpkin pie w/cool whip

And.... red velvet cupcakes w/cream cheese icing

My oldest (16yo DS) is helping me out too but there is so much I can do the day before after I get out of work at noon. Plus I will have to start some things before they get home from their dad's.


  • Briesmom38
    November 16, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Sounds yummy.  Like you I'm a planner too!  I'm doing Christmas Eve at my house, so I've already started thinking about what I am going to make :)

  • SuperPickle
    November 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    I have a tentative Christmas Dinner planned so far....I have been working so hard on my Thankgiving menu but there have been a few recipes that fit better for Xmas...

    Orange Honey Glazed Ham

    Green Beans Amandine

    Potatoes Grand Mere

    Candied Carrots

    Sour Cream Cherry Fruit Salad

    Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

    Cranberry Spinach Salad

    Eggnog Cheesecake

    Candy Cane Cheesecake

  • lalasmama2007
    November 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Sounds good!

  • lilcaesarsmama
    November 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM
    oh my goodness that's a wonderful menu!!! what time should i be there?!!! lol! seriously though i hope you enjoy your day with your family:]

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