Saturday – noon lunch with family friends. There were 9 of us… and the meal was lovely.
Smoked Brisket with choice of 2 sauces – Kansas Style or Texas Style – This turned out very well.. and was large enough that we are still eating some
Herb – topped rolls – A lovely recipe – worked well.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Green bean casserole
Corn pudding casserole – always a favorite.
Cranberry and Cream Tart – also very yummy, although my crust crumbled when I tried to take it out of the pan…but the filling was luscious, and assorted cookies and holiday bark.
Then Love Feast at the Moravian Church – This was a lovely, candle-lit evening service.
Then Oyster Soup at another friends house – we are bringing the crusty bread – Well, the homemade crusty bread sat alone at home where we forgot it. Not to worry, there was so much else to eat. It was a lovely time with friends.
Christmas AM Brunch – In-laws over with our 5.
No yeast sweet rolls – orange version – these were great – easy to put together.
Sausage puffs – always a hit, and disappear quickly,
Pizza rolls – These were a bit dry for my taste, but I was in a hurry to make these, and some got overbaked.
Oatmeal – noone wanted oatmeal.. we were all too full of the other stuff!
I had a teacher workday on Wednesday.. Thursday and Friday were spent grocery shopping, baking and preparing for Christmas. But we did manage to get everything done in a way that allowed us to enjoy the Christmas Eve with family and friends, and have a leisurely Christmas Day. And the leftovers have also served us well.