Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas Eve to all of you!

Aside from N's participation in Tuba Christmas, I think of Christmas Eve as a day of prep for Christmas. How do people find time to have yet another family dinner on this day? Way more organized and focused than I!

Right now N's getting ready to head to the fairgrounds for Tuba Christmas registration and rehearsal, while I sit here drinking my second cup of coffee and deciding what to do first. Probably head to Roth's to buy those 3 ingredients I forgot yesterday.

One of the items to prep on my list is making our Christmas strata (here's a good variety of recipes and here's a resource for creating your own). Until last year, my recipe never wavered from cheddar cheese and Jimmy Dean sausage, along with the eggs, milk and bread. Then Fran decided we needed to jazz it up with sauteed mushrooms, onions and peppers, different cheeses and chicken sausage. She has a knack for putting flavors together that I definitely don't.

I love getting up Christmas morning and moving the strata from the refrigerator to the oven to bake while we open gifts.  Plus it's great to have the leftovers the next morning--if there's any left.  So good!  On that note, I'm going to click "publish post" and get moving!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas K!

I wondered if N was going to do Tuba Christmas. My youngest is participating for the first time with her baritone. Her dad is there with her armed with the video camera!

Have a wonderful time relaxing with your family!!

D in the K

KandN said...

N even talked of going to Tuba Christmases in other cities at one time. All I could think of was lugging luggage AND his tuba. :>O

Go L!! Hope the chops survive! Fun fun time!
Hope you and yours have a wonderful break, too!