Interstellar Adventures

December 19, 2006

On Schedule?

Filed under: Family & Friends,Interstellar Casa,Real Good Food — by InterstellarLass @ 9:53 am

Countdown to Christmas: Six Days Remaining. Dun da da…

So far, we’re looking good gift-wise. Nick & Zed’s hats are done, and except for the bind-off and thumb-work, I’m d-o-n-e with my mom’s gloves. Just the three bags remain to be put together, and with the fabulous new finishing stitch – mattress stitch – that I’ve learned, the bags and hats are near-perfect. Only I, with my critical eye, can see my mistakes.

Now, house-wise, we are far from ready. But, The Ex will have the kids from Wednesday night to Sunday night, and both Nick and I are off Friday, so I’m confident we can hide clean out all the debris. I am convinced we have TOO MUCH STUFF. Nick says it’s not enough storage. I’m looking to get rid of stuff though. I think Goodwill is going to be getting a good haul before the holiday.

And, I’ve decided what I’m cooking for Christmas dinner. Our recent tradition, started somewhere in the last decade, has been for a brunch (see item 10). This year I’m making everyone show up later, and we’re doing a dinner. On the menu:

Beef Bourguignon with Roasted Mushrooms and Pearl Onions
Potatoes with Parsley
Baked Mushroom Rice
Creamed Spinach
Fig Holiday Roll
Pumpkin Pie
Wine, lots and lots of wine.

The spinach will be made minus the meat elements so that my mom can eat it, and any of the sides that require chicken broth will have vegetable broth substituted. I’m looking forward to this dinner! It sounds delicious to me.

What are you doing for Christmas (or other holiday) dinner?



  1. Your supper menu sounds absolutely delicious! mmmm…. wine… 🙂

    My big mean for Christmas is the supper on Christmas Eve. Since I was a kid, I’ve always had (with a couple years of expection) had a meat fondue (oil fondue) with veggies, cheese, crackers, all sorts of meat, and homemade eggnog. 🙂 It is a slowly eaten meal with lots of conversation.

    Comment by froggie — December 19, 2006 @ 10:25 am |Reply

  2. At the risk of taking complete hell from you and never hearing the end of it… did you know that beef bourguignon is Clark Kent’s favorite meal? True.

    Before unloading on me, let me remind you of our conversation the other night regarding the Transformers… Hmmmm.

    Love you Lass

    Comment by Nick — December 19, 2006 @ 10:35 am |Reply

  3. MMmmm, Christmas dinner at your house sounds yummy! I usually just stick with the basics: ham, scalloped potatoes, homemade biscuits, salad (here I can get creative). My kids probably wouldn’t eat roasted mushrooms and pearl onions. *sigh*.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — December 19, 2006 @ 10:40 am |Reply

  4. Mmm, I love mushrooms. Seems like everyone is blogging about food lately, and it’s making me hungry!

    Comment by Bone — December 19, 2006 @ 12:27 pm |Reply

  5. Mmmm… your dinner sounds scrumptious!

    Comment by Gypsy — December 19, 2006 @ 12:28 pm |Reply

  6. I’m running around as usual. Going to my sis on Christmas Eve and then on Christmas Day we’re going to my best friend’s parents house. They’ve officially adopted us for the holidays since my mom passed. I think I’ll pick up a small turkey to make for me and Kendell the day after Christmas. It doesn’t feel like a holiday without Turkey. Sis is making Prime Rib and adopted family is having Ham…so I gotta get some turkey in somewhere. Mom made turkey for both Christmas and Thanksgiving so I have to do it too.

    Comment by KaraMia — December 19, 2006 @ 3:34 pm |Reply

  7. I sure am glad I made it to the age of 33 still believing in Santa Claus. Because this Christmas would really suck if anybody told me otherwise.

    Comment by Thomas — December 20, 2006 @ 5:11 am |Reply

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