And I haven't even started yet. Maybe that's the problem. I just cut 3 dishes off the menu and I'm not sure I have the energy to tackle the basics tomorrow. (Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, potatoes, vegetable and pie.) Usually the night before I am rarin' to go and have made the pie already.
It can get overwhelming for sure. I started today and am whipped already. I guess it is standing up all day that is doing it to my lower back. I hope tomorrow will go smoothly. If it doesn't oh well. The familiy won't be here till 4ish so I still have most of the day.
I always dread big meals but am happy when I get started. We had ours last Saturday so tomorrow will be something simple. I am actually looking forward to not having to cook a big meal tomorrow. Take one thing at a time and it will get done and will be over before you know it!
Take this holiday for what it truly is....a meal. You are not serving the Queen nor her family...no need to stress yourself out, especially if you are hosting. If its your immediate family attending - put them to work....why should you have to do it 'all' kwim? YOU are worth more to everyone vs a turkey. If things run a bit late or there are less choices this year, so be it. If you serve grilled cheese sammies, everyone should still be thankful.
Know how some people don't 'do' Christmas and they order in instead? Why not do the same for this holiday - YOU deserve time off to enjoy the food too.
And yes I would be overwhelmed....I just learned to how to oven roast chicken....I have a feeling Christmas will be here at our house this year - I'm afraid of a turkey! :ack: Whatever I put out will have to be 'alright' or everyone can leave starving.
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