Thursday, December 24, 2009

What am I doing Christmas Eve?

1. Baked cornbread to use tomorrow in the dressing (I use my mother-in-law's cornbread dressing recipe).
2. Baked loaf of crusty bread to use in the dressing.
3. Baked pecan pie.
4. Baked pumpkin pie.
4. Cleaned and readied turkey for roasting.
5. Made turkey broth from neck and giblets.
6. Sauteed celery, carrots and onions for dressing.
7. Cooked sweet potatoes for glazing tomorrow.
8. Passed out cookies to garbage truck guys (schmoozing the public works guys is always a good idea - mailman got his cookies yesterday).
9. Cleaned up kitchen, cleaned up kitchen, cleaned up kitchen......

All this cooking is strictly from scratch, mind you. I still have to make the brine solution for the turkey and brine it this afternoon, and make Christmas Eve dinner. Then there's Christmas morning breakfast and fancy turkey dinner tomorrow. Whew. If anyone needs me, I'll be in the kitchen...

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas!...and I thought I was overwhelmed! LOL

paula, the quilter said...

Slow down and breathe! I just got off work and am heading to a Christmas Eve party that we 30-year friends have each year. Merry Christmas!

catsinger said...

..all that cooking from scratch, I'm impressed... Hope you & your family have a very merry & joyful Christmas...

momtofatdogs said...

Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha! "Schmoozing the public works guys" ???? You crack me up. It works though, don't it?

Sam

Tanya said...

I am hiding my head! I wish I could come to your house for dinner! Merry Christmas!