I am making my dinner menu & grocery list right now & I am getting so excited & hungry!! LOL This is my 1st time making Christmas dinner for ANYONE! In the past the kids & I would go to my husband's side of the family for the day. But now that we are divorced I have told my family (my parents & youngest brother with his girlfriend) that I want them all over to my house. Ex has to have the kids back to me by 1pm that day. And my brother wanted us to come to his house. BUT he has no kids & I would have to load my 5 PLUS gifts into my car to haul them back (a 45 minute drive both ways). Plus my mom has health issues & can't do stairs very well & my brother has quite a few (I have 1- the step up into the house).
So... here's what's on my menu:
Crock Pot Ham
Green Beans with bacon bits
Mashed potatoes & gravy
cooked carrots with brown sugar & butter
apple pie w/vanilla ice cream
pumpkin pie w/cool whip
And.... red velvet cupcakes w/cream cheese icing
My oldest (16yo DS) is helping me out too but there is so much I can do the day before after I get out of work at noon. Plus I will have to start some things before they get home from their dad's.