Christmas Eve is an important night for my family. We all attend church together and have our family Christmas. I put together dishes that can be made in advance to cut down on the hustle and bustle. Plus, this is one night I don’t want to spend in the kitchen. I want dishes that are easy, informal and good. The meal is served buffet style.
I prepared all the food early in the day. Swiss and Ham pie, orange slices, grape salad and the tomatoes will be wrapped and kept in the refrigerator. I’ll take the tomatoes out as we are leaving for church and let them come to room temperature. As soon as we arrived back home, I’ll reheat the Swiss and Ham Pies.
I’m happy to share with you our menu for Christmas Eve Supper.
Fresh Orange Slices
Dear Syrup and Biscuits friends,
My family and I wish you all the good blessings of the season. May your hearts be filled with the Spirit and your homes filled with happiness. You have enriched my life more than you can imagine. Your words inspire me and bless me a thousand times a day. We share stories of love, kindness, sweet memories and goodness and hold true to the belief that people are intrinsically good. Sometimes life isn’t kind and the goodness is overshadowed with bitterness and fear, but, we still believe in the basic goodness of people.
Thank you for inviting me into your hearts and your lives. I’m amazed by your generosity and sweet spirit!
There’s always room in my heart and my kitchen for one more. I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!