Monday, December 20, 2010
This is it....Christmas Week. The countdown begins at our house for the first of three Christmas celebrations. Because of all the cooking involved and massive amount of food that my fridge has to hold, we'll spend the first part of the week eating from the freezer and using up whatever is in the fridge. Time to clean out all those saved leftovers and make room for more! It also allows me a little break before I have to shift in to high cooking gear. We have Christmas on my husbands side where I"ll be bringing an appetizer and dessert. Next is Christmas eve with just us and the kids. It's tradition around here to NOT cook, just order takeout and stay in our new Christmas jammies all day. And Christmas day is a big feast at our house. So here's what's cooking this week.
From the freezer: Pancakes, muffins and using up any saved berries for smoothies
Italian sausage and lentil soup & italian bread (all from the freezer)
Thanksgiving Memories Casserole (freezer: turkey meat and broth)
Spaghetti and Broccoli
Party: Deviled Eggs and Chocolate Torte with Strawberry sauce and whipped cream
Christmas: Ham and all the trimmings.
Ultimate Leftover Buffet
check back tomorrow to see how the shopping trip went. I'm dreading the Christmas grocery crowds.