Sunday, December 23, 2012

slicing and dicing..


On Tuesday our condo will be filled, 10 people for Christmas Dinner.

Oh, sure some may say, ‘small crowd’?

Over  the years we have been blessed with my parents doing the hosting of Christmas Dinner, but this year we decided to take the task off their hands..

Today was the day for  dinner preparations..chopping not shopping..

I took the turkey out of the freezer on Thursday and it happily unthawing in Carlie’s refrigerator.


..and so is the Black Forest Ham..


the cranberry sauce is made..


and the sausage stuffing..filled with celery, onion and Italian sausage


and the token Brussels sprouts..


the potatoes are peeled and ready to go..


and the carrots are sliced..just need to add some peas..


I am hoping that this Christmas dinner will go smoothly..

Tomorrow is a work day for me, so preparation is the key to a successful turkey dinner..

The only task left to do is to set the tables up..seating for 10 will be interesting and cozy, too..good thing we all like each other!

 So after all the chopping, dicing and slicing and sautéing that went on today, we  just have to give a big thank you to my parents for all the hard work that they have done over the years to make these Christmas dinners a success.

We are hoping to make them proud on Tuesday!

Stay tuned for the Christmas recap..

Here is hoping that all my blogging peeps, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season…



  1. Merry Christmas..all the best. Looks like you're going to have a very yummy dinner.

  2. I remember those kinds of Christmas's a long time ago. Always was a big festive event with Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins coming. All the best for your day....& yes, A Merry Christmas too:))

  3. Merry Christmas! It looks and sounds like a great feast to be had at your place. Best wishes for a Happy New Year as well!

  4. Dinner sounds great at your house. There will be 12 for dinner here at the Volunteer Village. I'm in charge of the ham and a relish tray. Enjoy!

  5. Merry Christmas!! It sounds like your dinner is going to be delicious! We're missing the big family celebrations this year, but looking forward to our own small celebration here in Florida!

  6. Merry Christmas ... having family around will make it all the more special.

  7. Your dinner sounds wonderful! Save some leftovers and email them to me! Merry Christmas!! It'll be a fantastic day.

  8. Token brussels. So true. Us too.

    Merry Christmas Sue and Doug - I KNOW your dinner will be a huge success. You are a hostess with the mostest.

  9. Wow, looks like a fine dinner coming up! Christmas will be just the two of us up here in Emerald Cove. Today we'll make the tortiere for Christmas breakfast, tomorrow a pork loin roast into the convection oven, and we'll open a can of cranberry sauce. It would have been much the same if we'd made it home as planned. But God wanted us here for His Son't birthday, so here we are. Merry Christmas to you and your readers.l

  10. We are having 23 here on Tuesday, so I know all the work you are doing to prepare a memorable Christmas day. I am sure you will serve a delicious meal.

    A very merry and blessed Christmas to you both.

  11. It seems you are quite ready for the BIG celebration and dinner. Just having the family together is great! Merry Christmas!

  12. Merry Christmas my friends
    Enjoy some of that incredible meal being prepared.

  13. Sounds like it will be a very Merry Christmas:)

  14. Merry Christmas Sue Hope you have a lovely day with your family.

  15. Sounds like you have a great day planned with family, Merry Christmas from our house to yours. Sam & Donna...

  16. Merry, merry Christmas my dearest friends....I'm hosting both Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner...I'm already it over yet!?
    Love you both!!!! oxox

  17. OOOH! That sounds like a yummy dinner. Have a wonderful day enjoying family.

  18. Wow! What a feast. I'm sure you'll pull it off with no problems. The family will love it!
    Merry Christmas!! ~M

  19. Our very best Christmas wishes to you and Doug. Hope that you have a wonderful time with the family.

  20. Merry Christmas Sue and Doug. All that food is enough to make me want to come up there just to enjoy the left overs! May your day be filled with joy, love, and laughter, and maybe some sunshine. It's raining here, but it's a wonderful Christmas Day!

  21. Hope your Christmas was special and wonderful!


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