Charlie and I took in a late service on Christmas eve and planned to take it easy on Christmas Day. I was going to hang a couple of framed brass rubbings and maybe wash a window.
There would be only two of us for dinner and we’d have the steaks my sister sent.
At 10:30 in the morning our son called to say his plans had changed and they had no dinner arrangements. I asked him, his wife and friend to come to our house. Then I called my best friend to find out if she had plans for dinner. She also was available.
All of a sudden a laid back holiday for two turned into a full-fledged holiday dinner for six. We ate like kings and had lots of good fun and plenty of talk.
I can only say how grateful I was for a fridge full of food and a freezer full of steaks.
I asked Charlie to get his grandmother’s Christmas dishes from the attic and we set the table with a vintage green and red tablecloth and Spode Christmas Tree dishes.
The impromptu menu was as follows:
- Filet mignon and New York strip steaks
- Candied sweet potatoes
- Mashed potatoes
- Broccoli with cheese sauce
- Hot rolls
We ate so much that cappuccini and chocolate truffles were sufficient for dessert.
Did you have a big meal? What was your favorite dish?