Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Menu

What are you guys eating for Christmas? We aren't going anywhere, we aren't having visitors, and we don't have any plans. Sounds a little bah humbug, right? We are REALLY looking forward to it, and focusing on our family and maybe making some new traditions.

We don't have any food traditions for meals, so every year we try something new or do something different. We had steaks for Thanksgiving, if that says anything. It made it a little difficult to pick out food this year, plus add in I'm getting braces on Dec 30th and have already started the spacers process. I'm already feeling the pain, if you know what I mean.

So here's our somewhat-menu-plan for Christmas:

Christmas Eve: Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup, homemade rolls

Christmas Morning: Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Dinner: Roast Beef or Grilled Pork Tenderloin (I even bought both because who knows what mood we'll be in, Hash Brown Casserole, and Roasted Green Beans.

Christmas snacks: Chex Mix, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meat & Cheese Tray, Spinach Veggie Dip, Crackers

I know, the chocolate chip cookies are bit of Christmas-goodie cop-out. But with the whole braces/spacers/mouth aching issue, nothing chewy, taffy, hard, or otherwise delicious can be eaten.'s only two years, right? Here's my Christmas goodies from last year for inspiration.

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  1. Hey, Rita. I'm new here, linked over from some craft blog (yesterday, can't remember right now).

    Just wanted to sympathize with you on the spacers (got my braces in July) and say they really were the only constantly painful part of the process. Other braces pains last only a couple of days, but spacers seemed to impose a toll on both mood and appetite. Hang in there. I have a wire that spans the roof of my mouth, molar to molar, and the most irritating foods are stringy ones like muscle meats and spinach, so I pass on a lot of my favorites these days. And Milk Duds, we will meet again, someday.

    For the holiday, I'm craving honey crusted, smoked ham, so that's what we're having. Homemade, so I need to find a recipe yet. Since the kids (2,4) refuse any potatoes except fries, I'll make them some sweet potato fries and let the grown folks indulge in some wickedly fattenin' mashed potatoes.

    Also, Siricha Deviled Eggs sounds SO good. I believe I'm going to like your recipe selections.

    Merry Christmas, from your neighbor to the north (AL).

  2. Splomo - Thanks for the encouragement about the spacers! I was really starting to dread this whole process considering the pain these spacers have been. Hopefully it all goes smoothly! I totally agree about the Milk Duds, one of my guilty pleasures!!
    Thanks for stopping by!