I had two couples over for Christmas dinner, this was my first in the new place and it great. Very laid back. I asked everyone to wear jeans and flannel so we could all be comfy and funny.
The day got off to a rocky start (at least the cooking did) because I’d cleaned the oven and then turned it off. when I popped the turkey in I thought it was on so the poor bird sat in there for about 40 minutes without cooking.
I had to call both couples and ask them to delay showing up til at least 4pm.
I served turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams and macaroni and cheese. My friends brought deserts which were to die for. A wonderful chocolate cake trimmed in fresh berries and a gingerbread village, home-made fudge and cookies.
We ate and talked and snacked until 10pm. It was lovely and relaxed which is what I’d been aiming for. I leave it to others to dress up, to me Christmas should involve being comfortable and flannel (and jeans) should be encouraged
Although the food was great, what made the day so special was sharing it with those I love.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to