Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all of you!

How will you be celebrating?

We’ll be going to Christmas Eve service at church.  Afterward, we’ll have a Mexican type dinner at home.  This meal has been a tradition since the kids were very little.  We’ll let the kids open a present, play a game together and then get ready for bed.

Jim and I always wrap the doorway to the living room after the kids are in bed so the next morning they bust through the paper to get into the Christmas tree and presents.  This is fun for them, but serves two practical purposes.  It buys us some time to get a cup of coffee (I think we’ll have to fix one for our oldest daughter this year too).  And it lets me line all the kids up for a picture before the unwrapping starts.

Breakfast is simple – an egg and sausage casserole, Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls (the kids won’t let me change this and it’s easy, which is a bonus) and Frozen Fruit Cups.

I’m trying a new Rachel Ray recipe for our dinner.  It’s just a nice sandwich and salad.  I like to keep it simple and easy so I can play with the kids and lay around in my pj’s.  We’ll celebrate with extended family over the weekend.

What about you?  What are your traditions?  What are you cooking for the holiday?

I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

photo credit: jeffweese


  1. Merry Christmas, Tiffany! We will have ham balls tonight with my Dad’s family….and like you a breakfast casserole with cinnamon rolls in the morning. Then ham for dinner with baked potatoes…easy enough! Thanks for all the yummy recipes this year. I’m making the cranberry upside down cake for tonight…I’d better get busy…

  2. Have a wonderful Christmas! I love the idea of wrapping the doorway! We’re having finger foods tonight (spinach balls, cocktail sausages, pork loin, shrimp cocktail, hummus, veggies, dip) and traditional turkey and dressing tomorrow. I’m also doing breakfast casserole. Enjoy your day!!

  3. Christmas at your house sounds peaceful and magical! I love the idea of the paper for the kids to burst through Christmas morning!

    We will go to my husband’s Aunt’s home tonight for dinner and gift exchange. Then we will come home and hang out playing games or watching a Christmas movie. Tomorrow morning we will put on a pot of coffee, open gifts, have a pancake breakfast, and then head over to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for more presents and brunch with relatives.

    Merry Christmas! ;0)

  4. I love the idea of wrapping the door area for them to burst through! Our boys would love that!

    It is snowing here in Texas and my husband is grilling chicken outside… crazy!

    For breaksfast I am making Pioneer Womans Breakfast Burritos. If you have not tried them you MUST! They are so good you could sell them!

    For dinner tomorrow we are going to find someone who is cooking. Ha! I think my SIL.

    Then Saturday is dinner with my family which is a tranditional turkey and ham idea. We usually do Meican food, but somehow this year someone over ruled that. Next year, back to Mexican food or there will be a protest!

  5. Merry Christmas!

  6. This sounds perfect! We try to do less, rather than more and enjoy one another. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

  7. Sounds very similar at my house- trying to keep it simple with Grand C rolls for breakfast and a honey ham (that I picked up, not having to bake) for lunch. Christmas is such a great day to lay in PJs and relax.

  8. Wow – sounds like a great Christmas plan. I never heard of wrapping the door before. Wish I had before my two oldest reach the middle teens. We have a 3 year old – maybe we will start trying this. We had to get coffee for mom, me and the two oldest this Christmas – lol – how times are changing. We do a fun tradition of oven puffed pancakes on Christmas morning (this is our daughters favorite breakfast and a rare treat here). We broke with tradition this year – no ham or turkey on Christmas day. I get so tired of cooking all day long. We had prime rib – costs more, but tastes great! God bless – love your site!

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