Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas menu

I woke up today and realized it’s December 21st. How the hell did that sneak up on me like that? *gasp* I’m not even half done with my shopping—most of it is online—how will it ever get here on time? *sob*

Another thing that’s worrying me? The Christmas dinner menu.

All three of my siblings are getting married this coming year: my younger brother and sister in January, and my oldest brother in August. We’re having Christmas dinner with all these families and it’s starting to get crazy. They all have different traditions and foods they “just have to eat.” It’s like that Friends’ episode where everyone wanted the different mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. *sigh*

I fear we’ll have too much food and too many random dishes that don’t go with each other. I keep making organized menus, adding stuff from everyone’s list, and they just change it back to their own traditional menu and erasing the others families’ dishes. It’s funny because they’re all like: “That’s ridiculous; who eats [insert stupid food here] for Christmas dinner?”

I already see myself cooking four completely different Christmas dinners. My mom said we’ll make whatever they all want—which is just fine for her to say because she can’t even boil water, let alone cook some of these time consuming and complicated dishes. *grrrrr*

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5 comment(s):

Blogger Frozen Star said...

Since you're the one doing the cooking, you should make what you want, and let anyone who wants something else cook it themselves. =D


12/21/2007 06:20:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto what Frozen Star said - since you're doing the cooking, you get to choose the menu. This isn't a restaurant and you aren't a short-order cook, so no one gets to pick and choose what they want unless they are doing the work.

Seriously, you can't be all things to all people. You need to be able to enjoy the holiday too.


12/22/2007 02:34:00 AM  

Anonymous Shoshana said...

Yeah Trollop...if you're cooking, you get to decide and if they want different, they can send their cooks to make it.

12/22/2007 12:35:00 PM  

Anonymous Sheil said...

Where I live, the cook is the one who decides what we are going to eat. They should just eat and appreciate your good cooking. =D

12/22/2007 11:24:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Thank God I don't have to cook this Xmas. LOL. Anyway I'm sure you'll do just fine. If some ungrateful wretch complains about the food you prepare, serve him a sneeze muffin (also from Friends).

12/23/2007 10:24:00 PM