This holiday hosting post is sponsored by AOL and Metro Richelieu. All opinions below are my own.
Yup, the holidays are upon us, fast and furious. I’m actually very happy that we’re coming into the home stretch because all of the parties, kid concerts, and potlucks I’ve attended this month have been a bit overwhelming.
Now I’m getting ready to start preparing for MY main event, Christmas dinner at my mom’s house. The turkey is currently defrosting in my fridge and I can’t wait to get it into her new convection oven. Our Thanksgiving turkey turned out so perfectly back in October I can’t wait to cook my Christmas Turkey in it.
I have to admit, I really do love cooking the big family dinner. The planning part can be a bit overwhelming, but when I get into the kitchen and the tastes and the smells and the yummy noises everyone makes when they’re eating… it’s all pretty fantastic.
While turkey is our main holiday dish, in the past we’ve also had roasted ham with pineapple and applesauce glaze. One of these days I’d also really like to try cooking a pot roast. I think I need to set it as a goal in 2017 to try to make one for myself so I’ll have the perfect party hosting trifecta of meals to make. I know my boys would absolutely love it. And it looks so easy! (*says the woman who has never made a pot roast before – famous last words…) Maybe I’ll host a New Year’s Post Roast dinner this year…
But until that day, I’m in the midst of making plans for my final trip to Metro this week (Friday after I get off work early or Saturday at the earliest crack of dawn to beat the crowds). I still need to decide on what veggie sides to make. I’m thinking sweet potatoes.
I even found some Rudolph Cupcakes on Metro’s website that the preshus would probably love to make with me, and the peanut would love eating! While my mother may be the official holiday host since we take over her house for the day, I can’t wait for my part of the hosting extravaganza to get started!
Happy Holidays Y’all!
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