Happy Christmas Eve
December 24, 2011 § 4 Comments
Personally, I enjoy Christmas Eve more than I do Christmas morning. I think the anticipation that builds over the course of the afternoon and evening is a much more serene experience than that of the frenzied opening, ooohing, aaahing, thanking and tripping over wrapping paper before you’ve had two sips of your now lost coffee…
And despite the joy of cooking for family, feasting and the general cheerful gathering, I know I will be wrought with concern over the amount of food (I’m worried my turkey is too small) and quality of the meal (I’ve never cooked a turkey before).
But today, it’s Christmas Eve and I’m sure about what I got done today…
there’s the date squares (defrosting), just iced gingerbread men (that I also defrosted), two freshly made pumpkin pies (baked in frozen pie crust), a genuinely just baked (nothing defrosted) apple cranberry crumble and a jar and half of homemade cranberry sauce.
Finally, it was time to play Santa and start putting presents under the tree…that’s fun. What’s even more fun is that I got such a head start on my shopping and wrapping, I don’t remember what some of it is. That makes it even more fun. 😛