Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Ok, is it just me or do you find yourself wondering how Christmas could POSSIBLY be over already and yet slightly thankful that it is? Wow!! That is all that I can say about Christmas right now. Of course it was a WONDERFUL celebration in remembrance of Christ's birth. :) But it was also a huge family gathering!! At my house!!! AHHHHH!!!

This was our menu:
Crown Roast of Pork (Yummy! Stuffed with carrots, onions and celery)
Slow Cooker Broccoli Casserole (No, I didn't use my stash of homegrown broccoli)
Chive and Herb Corn
Cranberry Relish
Cream Cheese Bacon Crescents
Irish Cream Cheesecake

If you would like to know my menu for the rest of the week, please refer to the menu listed above. :) Yep. Lots of Leftovers!! There is so much food in this house right now that I am just plain embarrassed. We will be eating good for the rest of the week.

My youngest DD just celebrated her 6th Christmas here on this earth. This was also, by far, the most excited she has ever been about Christmas. We have ALWAYS stressed that we give presents in honor of Jesus' Birthday and that it's not about the presents, but this year she was just TOO excited about the presents and the festivities and such. Starting at 4:00 AM (!?!?!?) on Christmas morning all I heard about every thirty minutes was "Momma, can I wake up now?" I am still recovering from the lack of sleep brought on by her enthusiasm. We really try each year to limit the number of presents that our kids get. But this year they got WAY TOO much stuff. (Overzealous Grandparents!!) All in all, it was a good Christmas for them and I am sure that they will remember it for a long time.

I was lucky enough to get some nifty presents myself. My favorite by far: The Chia Herb Garden given to me by my parents. My dad knows me so well. He knows that if I didn't start growing my own food again soon I would go stir crazy by the end of January. At least now I have something to keep me busy until March. :)

Well, I must go clean my house after yesterday's festivities. Hope that all 2 of my readers had a Wonderful and Joyful Christmas Day!!


Courtney said...

Your menu sounds wonderful! I hear you on the leftovers too. DH took us out to breakfast this morning, so that was a nice change at least. Otherwise I think I might have been eating meatballs for breakfast just to get rid of them! ;-)

a soldier's wife said...

Yum!! Your menu sounds so good. We are going to enjoy leftovers for the next several days too! We went a little overboard on gifts for the kids too this year, but part of it was my hubby wanting to do it since he wasn't here, so I'm thinking that's okay :)

ps. Don't forget that I really would like to learn about container gardening from you this spring if you have time :)

KitKat said...

Soldier's wife: Actually, I was just getting ready to do a post about how it is time to order your seeds, etc. You must've been reading my mind!!! :)

Hi Courtney!! My DH let us order pizza last night just to give me a break from both the kitchen and the leftovers. ;) But I still have a fridge full of them for the rest of the week!

Unashamed said...

Kitkat, just wait until your kids are teenagers - you won't have to worry about leftovers then! I miss having turkey leftovers for turkey sandwiches :( Anyway, good for you for hosting the family. Our large family gatherings have become a thing of the past and I really miss them. It just doesn't seem like Christmas without a houseful of people.