Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We ate too much....!

I didn't read a blog today, because things started rather early.......   We had both a turkey and a ham to get started...   The ham was one of those spiral cut jobs that comes pre cut....

They are all wrapped in heavy plastic and I had a while getting it unwrapped but not dumped in a heap, since it is like pages in a book...  They are pre cooked, so all you have to do is put them in a slow oven and let them reheat...   I use a church roaster oven over on one end of the counter...  It took about 2 1/2 hours for the nine pound ham...

We also had a turkey breast from a fairly sizable turkey, and  it weighed in at nine pounds too....   This we put on one of those Ronco Show Time Rotisseries..  We have the standard sized one, and this is about all the bigger item it can handle....  

The back end of the rib cage was touching the cooking element every time it went around...  And that made a waft of smoke on every pass....  I tried to re center the spit, but ended up giving up and letting it smoke...  Eventually the meat shrank as it was being cooked and quit with the smoke..

All of the family with grandkids in tow showed up for a 12:30 dinner...  I think we were all chowing down by 1 PM...  Of course Loyce made the hand kneaded dinner rolls and we had big buckets of mashed potatoes...  All of the sides came from the kitchens of the kids.....  We're all a bunch fatter tonight.....

The kids go crazy when we open gifts in the middle of the afternoon, and tonight was the fresh pumpkin pies.......

Another Christmas in the books, and 5 very tired grandkids headed back to their respective beds....  Hope your Christmas went well  too....

Retired Rod


  1. Sounds like you had a great day with some wonderful food, always nice to celebrate with family!

  2. We set off our smoke alarm yesterday also - poor dogs. But no big deal. Just a little spill over in the oven. Had a wonderful Christmas day out here but it was cold and overcast. Today at least the sun is back. Happy to hear you had such a wonderful day with lots of extra calories thrown in.

  3. what a wonderful christmas you had...and yes we all need to reflect on how very truly blessed we are ;)

  4. I know what you mean about eating too much, Rod, but it sure is fun to indulge once in a while especially if it's Christmas.

    My Grandmother always used to bake a Ham at Christmas along with a Turkey. I had forgotten all about that so it brought back some great memories.

    Must have been a wild time with the 5 grandchildren opening presents in the afternoon.

    Enjoy the rest of the holidays before you make plans to head back to AZ.

    All the best to Loyce and the rest of your family.


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