Today I'm swamped with housechores and errands. I'm trying to get everything prepared for the approaching holiday week. Can you believe that Christmas is now literally around the corner? I still have to pick up a few little items for Christmas and begin to plan for our big holiday feast. However, I did finalize our Christmas menu.
Our Christmas Menu
Roasted Cornish Game Hens smothered in a plum sauce
Teriyaki Wild Rice
Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
Roasted Almond Green Beans
Grandma's Fruit Salad
Pecan Pie with French Vanilla Ice cream (dessert)
We are planning on gaining at least 5 lbs. from this dinner, lol!
Tomorrow I'm running to the grocery store to buy our hens. I've learned my mistake from this past Thanksgiving. Wow, it seems like I have to start shopping earlier and earlier each year because of the crowds. I don't remember the grocery stores being so crowded when I was younger. It amazes me where all of these people are coming from. And how more difficult it has become to shop during the holidays. I guess it is something we have to get use to.
Well, this year I have my trusty old deep freeze ready to go. I truly love my deep freeze. It's like having my very own meat market in my garage. When I'm out grocery shopping I always stop and eye up the meat department. I've gotten in the habit of asking the butcher when the next big sale is coming up. It saves us a lot of money and helps me keep within our grocery budget. Also, helps to shop in advance before the big holiday rush at the market.
Is everyone ready for Christmas? What helps you prepare in advance for the big holiday?