I am in a surprisingly good mood, given the back pain & snot-cement in my head. Oh, and the overwhelming sense of dooooom that I feel pending my almost-in-laws arrival next week. We’ve been in the house since, what? May? Yeah. Still don’t have the damn artwork on the walls. Plus, I realized that my holiday decorations consist of a bunch of teeny little blue balls.
“Other than that, I’m PERfect!” /weirdscience
Heh. Mister Man and I are planning on acquiring a phallic symbol (tree!) and hanging those balls on it this evening. Perhaps we will acquire more balls.
Yesterday was given over to the Baking Gods. I made four (double batches) of different kinds of Chex Mix. (I’m not sure that sentence is structured properly but am having some difficulty caring, right this moment. I will likely care later.) That’s Original, Muddy Buddies, Chili Garlic, and Chocolate Toffee (my own recipe). Later this evening, I am planning on the cookie end of the baking spectrum while we decorate the tree. Probably classics -> chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar-spice.
I also need to plan a menu/buy the groceries for the AILs visit. I am thinking of taking them out to eat for dinner the day they arrive.
They have a tradition of fondue & drinks on the Eve…so maybe queso, crudites tray, spinach dip and suchlike? I definitely want to serve champagne cocktails. (Mostly because I found that neat-O site! Champagne cocktails by *color*, can you dig it?) Probably Texas style smoked brisket, steamed asparagus, and smashed new potatoes for $holiday! dinner things. *ponders some more* Waffles or omelets for breakfast on that morning? Oh, wait. I have an idea. I’ll make cranberry-orange muffins this weekend & freeze them. Then I can pop them in the oven and make bacon.
Can y’all think of anything else? I don’t want to spend their entire visit in the kitchen, so anything make ahead is muy bueno.
Currently, I am at the shop today, earning my $winterholiday! dollars. Swing on by and say Howdy! if you are in the area. Or, you know, drive out of your way and say hello. I’m good with either.
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