Monday, December 22, 2008

My first Christmas Dinner

I have been married for 9 1/2 years.  Although I have hosted Christmas dinner at our home, it was always everyone bringing the food and I just provided the gathering place.  Well this Christmas will be a first for me.  I will be cooking or baking or whatever you call it, a turkey. Let me back track....  I had actually said to my husband TODAY.... gosh I haven't heard from anyone about what they are bringing.... I wonder why.....  he then proceeds to remind me that I had announced at Thanksgiving that I was ready to do Christmas dinner on my own and for no one to bring anything, that I would do it all.  What was I thinking?  That couldn't have been me saying that,  no stinkin way!  But..... I did.....

Luckily, my family knows me better than that and everyone was already planning to provide! No one knows you better than your family!   

I am a nervous wreck.  For those of you that know me well, I do not cook.  The times I try, it usually turns out yuck!  It is ironic because my mother is a wonderful cook and can cook just about anything, and it is so darn good!  There are a few things I do well.....  I can make a bowl of instant oatmeal to just the right consistency, just ask my kids.  I also make a to die for grilled cheese.....  again, just ask my kiddos.  

BUT take today for example, I put a roast in the crock pot.  I added all the yummy extras such as carrots, onions, and potatoes.  I turned it to high and walked away feeling oh so proud.  Well Justin and I went out to finish our Christmas shopping and then had a nice dinner.  Over dinner Justin says...... oh no, did you leave the crock pot on?  The look on my face told him what he already knew.  

Thank goodness Opi came to the rescue and ran to our house and turned it off.  Hopefully Christmas dinner will go much smoother.  I keep picturing the turkey from the movie Christmas Vacation (my all time favorite Christmas movie, by the way).  I have provided the clip below, just for your entertainment.  Enjoy!  

Well..... wish me luck!


Beth said...

I bet your dinner will turn out wonderful.. I did my first Thanksgiving... and have been married 24 years.. it was good but I was not hungry after being in the kitchen all day... Good Luck

Carrie said...

How exciting for you! You will do great - don't you worry. I will admit that I laughed about the crockpot -- I cannot tell you HOW many times I have done that! My husband even calls me now around 11 AM when he knows I'm "crockpotting" that day just to make sure I turn it on.

Have a great holiday {{hugs}}

Melanie Mueller said...

Good Luck my friend! I am sure it will turn out wonderfully. I hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and happy new year!

Anita said...

I am sure it all went well!! I can't wait to read your stories!
Hope your Christmas was Merry.

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