So today was supposed to be the day that I just did one or two things around the house like tidy up and make some potato salad. I happen to be a connoisseur of potato salad and insist that there be ample quantities of it whenever ham is in the house, so potato salad making day it was.
I also wanted to get a few things ready for Christmas so that I wouldn't be scurrying around like some kind of hyper little squirrel tomorrow, but the best laid plans....
I was finished with the potato salad and had just started to clean the kitchen when I got the bright idea that what the Spinster Stitcher Sisters needed for Christmas morning was coffee cake! And not just any coffee cake! Mom's Jewish coffee cake that was a staple in our house from the very time I can remember being old enough to sit on the counter and dip my fat little fingers into the batter bowl.
And then I just HAD to have jello! Who has Christmas without jello? And not just any jello....black cherry jello with peaches and pears and walnuts and mini marshmallows! (It looks like a tragic accident in the bowl, but I would imagine that after a few glasses of vino it will be just what the doctor ordered.) (And no...I don't think I've ever thought of making jello with stuff in it before, so where I got the idea that peaches and pears and walnuts and mini marshmallows were needed is just beyond me.)
The last thing that I put together were pickled beets and hard boiled eggs. Now I know that most people eat these at Easter time (at least we always do), but somehow Aunt Chrissy and I got the idea that we will have our big fancy dinner on Christmas Eve this year and will then just "snack" all day on Christmas. And what could be more perfect to snack on than ham sandwiches, potato salad, jello with peaches and pears and walnuts and mini marshmallows, and pickled beets and hard boiled eggs?
We might be small in number, but we're no amateurs when it comes to our holiday feastings.
Bring it on, Christmas. Bring it on.