Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family Christmas that was delayed.

With all the family coming for afternoon lunch, or New Years dinner, we were getting things together today for the feast.  We have a bar be que over just East of the Missouri state line that we like, (Jack Stack) and Loyce had ordered a take out pack of meats for our meal.  She ducked out about 11 to go get the package.

Mel our dil made cheesy corn and baked beans from the same restaurants recipes, that can be found on line.  Danielle our second dil made cole slaw and brought a scrumptious chocolate pie.  I had made the diner rolls from scratch with the bread machine, and Loyce pealed the potatoes which I mashed and loaded with way too many fat items like sour cream and such.

We had a fresh fruit bowl that Loyce made yesterday, and chips and cheese dip along with little smokey sausages in the small crock pot.  Even though there were eleven of us, we didn't make too big of a dent in all that food.

So we watched TV all afternoon and opened presents and enjoyed the new basement room, until it was time to dig out the bar be que left overs again and clean up some more of the feast!

It was well after dark, when everyone decided to head on home.  The kids were becoming tired from no naps except the three year old jonked out mid afternoon up in our crib.

So Christmas is official, here at our family, and we got to use the new TV down in the new family room to watch the ongoing stream of New Years Bowls.  Well now that's about perfect isn't it?

Retired Rod


  1. Glad to hear you had a good makeup Christmas with family,Hope all is well health wise and you are not overdoing it. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  2. Sounds like a really wonderful day!! Nice that you are able to enjoy that new basement room after all the work you put into it last year! :)

  3. Sounds like y'all had a great time.

  4. What a spread! Be careful, or you'll pop open one of those new seams!!

  5. That must have been fun, Rod. All that bbq stuff and potatoes sure sounded good and the chocolate pie too. Not so sure about the fresh fruit stuff though - an extra helping of bbq would get rid of the fruit taste I guess!

    Merry belated Christmas to your whole family.

  6. What a grand time. And food - sounds so wonderful. And being able to enjoy your basement - makes it all worth while doesn't it.

  7. So glad you got to have Christmas Rod. Sounds like a great time. We could have snuck in there and enjoyed some of that food and you wouldn't have even noticed us.

    I can't wait to see you when you get back to Arizona. The weather here has been just amazing for the last week and is supposed to last for quite some time.


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