I was in our driveway when they pulled up and she got out with that fish in her dish. When I found out what it was, I did not respond with anything rude, but my facial reaction probably gave my feelings away…
We hosted a Thanksgiving dinner years ago with several of our active duty friends attending. One of the wives brought a huge,
My wife had to do some serious cooking timing adjustments to get that foul smelling fish cooked.
Im like TT, and would prefer beef for Thanksgiving, but as to not cause waves, I go along with the family desires.
Prime rib (med rare) is what I cook for Christmas, plus we usually get a honey baked ham also.I like chicken a lot more than turkey, but I love hot turkey sandwiches smothered in gravy. None of my kids nor my wife care for turkey... that's why I usually prepare a prime rib, which they all love.
Prime rib (med rare) is what I cook for Christmas, plus we usually get a honey baked ham also.
I usually don't serve a meal on Christmas. That, like Sundays, is a day off for me.
For 30+ years Christmas dinner was at my house, parents and sister's family would come over in the afternoon. But trying to fit a home cooked meal and opening gifts and visiting into a 3 hour time slot got really old. I've decided that from now on I'd put out a tray of sandwiches, maybe a fruit display and a shrimp platter and everyone can eat when they are ready. And sit anywhere. No more putting tables together and fancy place settings. It's very freeing feeling.
generally make everything the day before Thanksgiving
Same here, some years I even ordered the entire meal from a caterer. However everything still needed to be heated up, so there was still kitchen juggling time. There was still a formal table to set up, and tons of dishes.
Sorry about your garage door people!
When we have hosted big dinners, Im the one who usually cleans up everything, and I do it as soon as the meal is over, which frees my wife for entertaining the guests, and allows me less interaction. I dont always do well in crowds, so will busy myself in between forced interactions.If I have company, the dishes wait until the company is gone (and even until the next day) so we can enjoy our time together. Only properly packing, sealing, and storing leftovers happens after dinner because that can't wait.
When we have hosted big dinners, Im the one who usually cleans up everything, and I do it as soon as the meal is over, which frees my wife for entertaining the guests, and allows me less interaction. I dont always do well in crowds, so will busy myself in between forced interactions.