Seasons Greetings - Seasons Eatings

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-12-27 00:03:53 -0600
Started 2010-12-24 16:14:09 -0600

Well the halls are decked and it's Christmas Eve. My family and I would like to wish each of you the happiest and healthiest of holidays and into the new year(s) ahead. I can tell you that we have a lot of our plates, both literally and figuratively.

Our Christmas Eve menu will consist of Blackened Cajun Basa (fish), Weight Watcher style baked french fries, and an awesome massaged Spinach & Mango Salad. We are on countdown to dinner as I write this warm and sincere holiday message to each of you and your families.

Tomorrow's spread of food is like something out of a Henry the Eight feast as we could not decide between ham or turkey so we are doing both as well as an exquisite cheese manicotti as focal dishes. These entrees will be following a taco dip, Shrimp Cocktail and Artichoke Pie appetizer selection. We will also have smashed garlic potatoes and a few different vegetable side dishes.

Following dinner we will be sharing coffee, cocoa and a selection of both sugared and sugar free desserts including cheesecake, cookies, three kinds of pies and … well, probably Alka Seltzer!

Thank you all for your friendship throughout the past, present and future. Thanks for being my family and for listening to me as I babble on and on.

Wishing you all tidings of comfort and joy!!!

12 replies

GabbyPA 2010-12-27 00:03:53 -0600 Report

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz...oh what a relief it is. =0)

I know you enjoy the cooking and sharing with friends is always a nice time, no matter what is on the table. Your home always comes with dinner and a (comedy) show. Ray you are great and we all love you here. I am looking forward to a new whole year of your posts. Merry Christmas!

squog master
squog master 2010-12-26 22:27:41 -0600 Report

Yum! I had a great Christmas Eve & Christmas Day celebrating with my family's closest family friends. Was pysched to have my brother & his family coming for brunch today but it fell through due to the snow storm. He lives near Harrisburg PA.
I'm in South Jersey. But there's nothing that won't keep in the freezer til we arrange another brunch. My only dilema was what to do with all those Christmas cookies. So I packaged them up and went to some of my neighbors in my condo building handing out Christmas greetings and a snack to go with tonight's Eagles game. 2 hours later the game got postponed til Tuesday but I'm sure those cookies are long gone, LOL.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-12-26 10:18:37 -0600 Report

Wow, what a great menu! A belated bon appetit to you! And tidings of comfort and joy back at you as well!!!

RAYT721 2010-12-24 23:04:28 -0600 Report

Alright… I will confess… I forgot to add the Baked Garlic Shrimp that we had for Xmas Eve Dinner. I guess I was just overwhelmed when I started the discussion. My wife and I exchanged our gifts tonight and I am thrilled with many of her selections… 34" jeans to replace some of the 36" waists that make me look like Baby Huey. I got two stunning canvas paintings by artist Maxfield Parrish, a new David Bowie Ziggy Stardust concert T shirt to replace the one that I finally had to give up because I was showing more stomach than a Cher concert, and a 2010 Hallmark Batman ornament for the tree. This year's Batman is the retro 60s Batman in the blue costume (as opposed to Dark Knight black costume). AND… we bought ourselves a 22" LCD/LED TV for the bedroom which is a joint gift to give us several years of usage. I have four minutes to close this out and get to bed because it will officially be Christmas Day. Love and blessings to all of my real and imaginary friends. Thank you for sharing your lives and hearts with me. The greatest gift of all is the love, respect and friendships that I have received from each of you. … and to all a good night!!!

jayabee52 2010-12-25 03:48:16 -0600 Report

My son Jon & his bride Rosalie had his mom & her husband, Rosie's mom & Dad, & rosies friend from work, & me for a Christmas eve dinner. They had eggrolls for appetizer, Roasted Turkey, glazed with cranberry juice mixture (yum) a spiral cut baked ham, green bean casserole, Mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, no sugar added apple pie. and no sugar added butter pecan ice cream.

I ate the turkey & ham, green bean cassarole, half a spoon of dressing. no gravy or potatoes. I slice of NSA pie & i small scoop NSA Ice cream. Drank only water. (as usual). Went back for another slice of ham, & another slice of turkey and some more green beans. 2 hrs after all that, my BG# was 158.

Jonathan & Rosalie really did well! Everybody there was well pleased by the meal. Rosalie's dad & I were the only PWDs there, and we had enough good choices of things to eat.

jayabee52 2010-12-24 20:07:29 -0600 Report

Praying a most happy and blessed season of our Savior's birth to you and yours, Ray, and to EVERYONE here on DC!

MAYS 2010-12-24 18:38:41 -0600 Report

Happy Holidays to you, and your Family!
Your humor makes dealing with diabetes a little less painful mentally!
You are truly, one of a kind!


jeffrey9127 2010-12-24 18:30:04 -0600 Report

Thank you for your friendship Ray! Your definitely one of a kind, and I mean that in the best possible way! Happy Holidays!