Dec. 2, 2012 7:21 pm
Cookies are not on my horizon...
But all the little piggies are coming home to the trough, and retreating with most, if not all, of the leftovers, so its time to shine with the big dinners...
Christmas Day, I am planning and internally stuffed barn/free Range Turkey.
Been beaten up on my Fish only menu for the 24th, so will cook Baby Back Ribs, and perhaps augment these with the 13/16 shrimp that I bought on sale in October, in frozen state...
There was a good deal in October for Prime Rib, so the 8 lb purchase will get featured with Yorkshires on the 22/23 weekend.
DD#1 is promisining a pile of home made perogies, where DD#2 lives for the Old Man to knock off a potful of scalloped potato...and so was questioning the Meat Manager and Grocery Manager when they would have "Cook's Ham" on offer, as Cook's is about the most consistently best ham roast (leftovers willbe decidedly out the door, as DW and I are not supposed to be eating salty stuff like ham, but once in a while won't kill you)(same goes for the shrimp. DD#2 is reportedly bringing in a mess of mini-lobster tails that need to get figured in)
So I need to shop for the Turkey and the Ham, and a few bags of spuds, let alone the various veggies...I questioned them on desserts and so on, but DD#1 advised she is bringing in the perogies and plans on making cinnamon buns; I can buy the Peninsula pies, Pumpkin Pies and whatnot, so its coming up to a lockdown.
My cheque to theSalvation Army, to match, in part, our dinner to the local lesser fortunate, has been paid, for there, but for the Grace of God, go I.
Will buy all the staffers a turkey, or money for same, but encourage them to sign it over to the local charities that those among us who have literally "nothing" for their families can have one day to "feel like Santa"...have done this any number of years now, but I just love looking down thev table at the "Company Dinner", and respecting how many families are linked by those of us who work together, let alone how many homeless and deprived persons can benefit from our bit of offerings
You might ask, of course, "Who must do these these things?".
My answer would be "Those who can"
Merry Christmas. You have no idea how good you can feel, thinking what you have done to help.