Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
If we host Christmas, we do a simple, easy meal and just relax, open gifts if we share them, and watch Christmas movies. We just had a big meal at Thanksgiving, so it's nice to have a simple meal at Christmas, especially if it's just our usual small group of parents and a friend or two. My mom is the music director at her church, so with 12 Masses between Sunday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, I don't want her to have to worry about cooking! This year I'm trying to decide between Cheeseburger Soup and fresh bread, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, or French Dips and broccoli salad. We'll see what's available when I get time to brave the grocery store tomorrow and go from there!! Last year we had a rich beef stew. The year before a ham with potato casserole and a vegetable. Nothing too fancy or time-consuming.
We set out a table with munchies like party mix, cookies, fudge, almond cake, etc. too. I'm all about simple, hearty, and easy!
ETA: my assistant and I were visiting the other night and decided one of these years we would like to host a 'traditional Victorian-type Christmas meal' with roast goose, potatoes and trimmings, Christmas pudding, roasted chestnuts, etc. We shall see if that comes to pass or not! It sounds like it would be a fun thing to do with a group of friends.