Countdown! A beautifully mild day, I puttered around inside this morning and eventually dressed and with Carrie beside me, we headed for the daughter's house to pick her up.
I had two stops to make. I wanted to get Carrie a Justin Beiber doll and then on to the market to pick up the roast for Christmas day. I found a beautiful rib eye roast for the eight people that will be having dinner here. My menu looks sparse compared to the one served on Thanksgiving. A rib eye roast, baked potatoes, rice dressing, mac and cheese(Carrie's food), the inevitable green bean casserole, a tossed salad and hot rolls. The green bean casserole is often joked about but my family would be missing a family traditional meal without it so I oblige them and serve it. Deviled eggs. Oh, this menu is getting way out of hand now but everyone wants the dang deviled eggs. I'll delegate those to the daughter to contribute.
Brownies with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, a maraschino cherry and some chopped walnuts will be dessert.
I may con the daughter into making a lemon cake, the eggs and the rice dressing. I have a plan!
And I still have a few more days to change, add or delete on this menu. I'm done for today.