not the same but if your not able to stand in the kitchen for 2 days It sure sounds nice to me. Bought a turkey dinner once from a krogers and it was supposed to be cooked . it wasnt even cleaned . had eggs in it I kept cooking and cooking with a house full of family and guests and my oven had went out.
but that makes for special memories latter in life.
Funny how memories work. My grandma would absolutely kill herself for a glorious Norman Rockwell Christmas dinner. Ham AND turkey, all the fixings, all the desserts, on and on. When I married and wanted to start my own traditions, I started doing meat pies at Christmas. That was always our Christmas Eve meal because it was grab-and-go, then we had leftovers for while we were waiting on the big Christmas dinner.
So all the work of the meal, and my favorite part was the thing she made just to hold us over. Poor sweet thing.
We always did Swedish meatballs Christmas Eve that was the biggie in our family . then midnite mass. Our church here used to do a nice one and then before mass was ended they would turn off all the lights and sing silent night in german and then English and turn the light on the trees and around the 100 year old alter and side alters.
Edited by twisted-acres-farm - 11/24/15 at 5:09pm