Good morning everyone,
I’m feeling the need to get back to my organized habits so I made a pretty to do list for this week.
As always, it’s just notebook paper on a clipboard, decorated with rubber stamps. It hangs in my kitchen where it’s easy to keep track of and check off tasks as they get done.
For several reasons, we were finally able to celebrate Christmas with our family party. It was in our home Friday night, 15 adults and 8 children.
To make it easier, we tried having the meal catered. I ordered it from Chipotle and it turned out to be a great decision. I selected a meal for 20, which is the smallest size meal they cater, and I upgraded it to 3 meats instead of the standard 2.
It included everything we needed- rice, beans, meats, chips, tortillas and shells, so many toppings along with the warming stands, utensils, bowls, instructions.....they even included matches for the Sterno heaters.
The food was all delicious.
Clean up was easy and there were a few leftovers that we enjoyed for the next few days.
Yes it was more expensive to have takeout than scratch cooking but for the price, it was worth it to us to be able to enjoy our family party instead of being busy and tired with cooking. We won’t do it every family meal but for big events like this, we will have catering again.
It was busy, fun party and I took only a very few photos.
Here are our 3youngest grands enjoying the fresh fruit tray that my brother and his girlfriend brought.
RJ is 1, Charlie and Jackson are 2.
Eating fruit is fun, especially when you have a fork in each hand like Charlie or get to use the tongs like Jackson.