Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Day lessons.....

Christmas day observations....


1. Preparing and precooking food as much as possible for 10 guests allows you to spend more time with these 10 wonderful people......NOT!   Someone still has to actually physically pick up the food and do something with it.


2. Planning the order of things that have to use the oven, from appetizers to main meal, takes on a different meaning when your first dish, a crusty brie en croute doused with maple syrup and brown sugar explodes in your oven....at least the glass dish exploded, coating the bottom of the oven with a gooey mess.

Note to self: A gooey mess in the bottom of the oven begins to smoke, big time, if you continue to use the oven.

(Thanks, B, for scrapping out the gunk while I hid in the other room.)


3. Salvaging a Brie en Croute onto another plate and praying that there are no glass shards embedded in the bottom, still serves as a decent appetizer that people will still actually eat!


4. People should probably be told that one of the sliced cheeses has jalenpeno peppers in it.


5. Keep the liquor flowing....less chance of noticing glass in your bite of Brie en croute.


6. Make sure that the 20 something year olds have i phones to keep themselves entertained. Contacting someone with your iphone that is sitting right next to you, apparently is quite entertaining. Comparing what apps you have and what apps you don’t have could also be the hit of the party. 

(I’m pretty cool, using the word apps, doncha think?) LOL  ROTFLMAS


7. Make sure you invite at least one guest that can keep the conversation going or stopping it dead in it’s tracks with recollections from the long ago past that involve past girlfriends, embarrassing incidents, and wild stories, like the night this guest actually sold a pair of jeans he was wearing to a member of the opposite sex.


8. Nix idea of using Mom’s china and initialed silverware that she purchased from Bambergers in the 1940’s if you don’t have a dishwasher. Invest in Chinet and plastic utensils stock tomorrow.


9. Don’t cut your finger on a knife in the morning when you have to have your hands in water all day. 


10. Second note to self: Build a large dining room on Christmas Eve. Eating on the floor is so not cool.


11. Finally, realize when you have a minute to sit back and observe, that you have the best family and friends in the world. 


As Tiny Tim so aptly put: "God bless us. Everyone one."


16 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Oh Elenka, you have me in stitches!! I have missed you and your wonderful blog and blog posts so much and I am so happy to be back in the blogosphere. I hope you'll come by and stay and visit soon so we can catch up. ;)
♥ Teresa

Lois Grebowski said...

I've been in your shoes on #2... it's sooooo embarrassing! but afterward we laughed...

Kalyn said...

Oh my, sounds like an eventful day! Memorable though. It sounds like you managed to still remember what the best things about Christmas are.

Fearless Nester said...

Holidays! Aren't they great? Thanks for the chuckle. It really did sound like fun though!

brattcat said...

I think we all have exploding food stories. It all sounds wonderful and loads of fun (except for the glass shards).

Piecefulafternoon said...

Sounds like things were lively - great rules, by the way.

Lynda said...

Oh, you are toooo funny ;) I'm sure that you will all look back on it in years to come though, and think that it was really funny - although not so much at the time - sorry to hear about your 'oven explosion' ! Have a wonderful rest of Christmas & New Year !

cam said...

Let me guess...
I'd say it was P- who sold the jeans that he was wearing!!

Great post:)
love ys!

Evansmom said...

Great post. This made me laugh

Kathleen said...

Ah the holidays, such joy and fun....making for warm memories in the future. Can't beat all that fun. Loved your post, my friend, hugs, Kathleen

annie'smom said...

And . . . #13. THANK YOU to the very wonderful hostess who was "grace under fire". The brie worked out, the food was delicious, the wine WAS flowing, and the company was great. Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. xxoo

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sounds a bit like our family gathering...minus the shards.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi to me and the cats!

BumbleVee said...

I remember when apps were little dainty things we nibbled on while waiting for the real food.... sigh....

sometimes it pays to live 800 miles from family... lol.... although, if you love them...then, maybe not so much...

thanks for dropping in at my blog with some entertainment...hahha love it...things were getting a bit dull oer there...

Balisha said...

I put myself in your kitchen and relived this post with you..."laughing all the way."
Hey...this is the holiday that will be remembered down through the years. No one remembers the "perfect" ones. Isn't it interesting that kids can be entertained so easily. They all sit there with glazed looks on their faces..trying to hide the fact that they are texting.

Pam said...

Wonderful post. Loved the bit about the glass shards, you poor thing.I remember during the year when the canteen lady at school delivered a spaghetti bolognaise which I was required to hand feed to a young man quite disabled. "By the way" she said quietly as she left,"the wooden spoon I used to heat and stir this, was a bit questionable..a bit tatty.Just be careful there's not splinters-didn't know whether to tell you or not, best to be safe".The students mouth was watering. I wish she hadn't told me!!All was well, but a bit of glass or splinter lodged somewhere is something we can do without!Sounds like you rose to the occasion well and everyone had a great time. Well done you!Best wishes for a great New Year too!

Pam said...

...thanks for your visit and comment Ekenka, yes I peered into and mashed each spoonful so very carefully...and there was a lot there!(food, not splinters!!!)