This year I volunteered to host Christmas dinner at my house for the entire family. This includes cooking the ENTIRE Christmas meal for about 25 people! Something that I have never done before. In years past, our family did the potluck thing, where you are only responsible to bring a dish or two. Not sure how it turned into cooking the entire meal, but here we are, and I am in the thick of it! What have I gotten myself into??!!!! Ugh!!! lol
On both sides of the family, we have some absolutely fabulous cooks! I wouldn't say that I am a bad cook, but I'm definitely not the best either. I come from a long line of great cooks on both my mother's side of the family and my dad's. So in that vein, I definitely feel the pressure to present a great tasting palette of food (and I suppose if I don't, they will never want me to volunteer again -- that might be a good thing! HaHa).
Now that I have volunteered, let's see what kind of assistance I have on the home front:
**My kids are too young to cook anything other than pre-packaged cookies, frozen waffles, and the 3-minute "Ramen" noodle packs.
**My husband thinks he is a fabulous cook! His father and mother certainly are...so what happened to him??? I have in the past been forced to BAN my husband from the kitchen, actually on a couple of occasions (OK, that's an entirely different story that I will have to elaborate on some other time, LOL). So is it safe to allow him in the kitchen to help with the Christmas meal this year? Ummm, the verdict is still not in on that one.
** My precious spoiled-brat dog, Sammy...well at least he'll be good to clean up any droppings made on the floor!
Judging from my pool of assistants, I might be on my own here.
Shall I fear???? NO
Why? Because I have several colleagues willing to help me out by sharing some of their own favorite and beloved recipes! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
So in the coming week, I will be posting some of those recipes I have received by fellow authors, editors, etc., on my blog.
If you would like to contribute to my recipe file, have a favorite holiday recipe (doesn't have to be your own) and you don't mind if I share it on my blog (along with your picture and bio/book bio), please inbox me at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org
God Bless and Happy Holidays!
T Denise Clary
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