Christmas Dinner with the Grandkids, and I got "my orders in!" We talked before about traditions, on our Team threads, and this is my tradition from way, way, back!
We all have our favorite meals, Easter Ham (although, not mine), 4th of July burgers, dogs, and BBQ, Thanksgiving turkey, and then CHRISTMAS! Well, my meal is LAZAGNA! I would generally make a "loaded veggie" or/and, ground turkey, or/and cheese! I was generally able to make it ahead, and refrigerate or freeze. Then CHRISTMAS morning, I was able to pull it out, enjoy the morning with the family, then pop it into the oven, with less stress!
As the company arrived, and many times there was as much as 20-25 people at our table!
I would bring out a great tossed salad, garlic bread, and my lazagna. I still laugh to this day, when our wonderful friend, a lovely lady that was named by us, AUNT BEA, came to our home for dinner. That day, we had so many people, I had to open up the french doors to our family room, which adjoined the kitchen, adding "GREEN BED SHEETS" to cover plywood, then layered with a lace tablecloth. The "Table" was set, with mix/match dishes, glasses, and silver. But that day, she walked in and said..."OH, My Goodness, I think I am going to dinner at the WHITE HOUSE!"
Well, the tradition continues! Although this time, our grandkids asked "Mimi to make a VERY CHEESEY, LOTS OF IT, Lazagna!" So how could I NOT!!!! I just finished making it! And it is LOADED! But I blended the cheeses, and cut the calories, by approximately 1/3, if not more!
Oh yeah, we are going to feast on it! But I will not be setting the table, bringing "my sheets" nor my dishes, this I will leave up to my DD and SIL! Yup, it's their turn....I just HAD TO MADE THE GRANDKIDS HAPPY!!!!!! And of course, it will!
Merry Christmas to All, and to All a GOOD, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!