T'was a week before Christmas

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Registered: 08-22-2009
T'was a week before Christmas
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Sat, 12-18-2010 - 7:32am

About done with all the Christmas preparations?

How much time will you/spouse get off for Christmas?

Are you hosting Christmas dinner?

Menu?

Open presents, Christmas eve or Christmas day?

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 10:36pm

About done with all the Christmas preparations?

We're pretty close

How much time will you/spouse get off for Christmas?

We're both on vacation until 1/4/11

Are you hosting Christmas dinner?

Yep, for 12, smaller than TG

Menu?

Main course is rib roast and lobster.

Open presents, Christmas eve or Christmas day?

One Christmas Eve, the rest on Christmas am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 7:22am

having a terrible time copying and pasting with this format..yes we are about through with preparations.

 

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 8:18am

About done with all the Christmas preparations? Still need to wrap everything and might need one or two more items.

How much time will you/spouse get off for Christmas?

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 8:24am

I'm sorry your not feeling so well.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 9:34am
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 9:41am

About done with all the Christmas preparations?
Our *big* celebration was yesterday, so yeah, I'm done, lol.

How much time will you/spouse get off for Christmas?
Just regular days off...a couple before and Christmas day (and New Years).

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 9:58am

Oh, my your menu-YUM-lol!!

When I was a kid we had the traditional Italian holidays. The antipasto, then the salad, then the pasta and meats, then the nuts, then the fruit, and then the dessert. lol!! You were STUF.FED by the end of the day. I miss that but I also didn't have to do the cooking and hosting so it was "easy" for me-lol!!

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 10:12am
Geschictsgirl, about that goose. Make sure your roasting pan can hold a lot of fat, and be prepared to use your paster to skim off a lot. We did a goose one year. We liked it, but we almoost set the house on fire because we weren't watching closely enough and a bunch of fat sloshed out and cuaght on fire in the oven...then when I opened the oven door and let air in it was.....exciting for a few minutes.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 10:20am
I am nowhere near done. Lots of buying, wrapping, shipping and baking will take place over the next few days. I have to work through Wednesday and then will pretty much set my own schedule for the next month unril classes resume. I will work between 20 and 30 hours a week during that period. We will be hosting Christmas dinner. The menu is sacred. Country ham, sweet potatoes, curried fruit, corn casserole, green beans, spinach salad, and sherry trifle for dessert. When we come home from church on Christmas Eve, we get to open one gift each if Baby Jesus is in the manger. He has managed to show up every year so far.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 10:24am
Mmmmm, I haven't made braciole in forever. I might have to do that soon.

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