November Evenings & Christmas Thoughts

Sunday dinner in the oven? Check (thank you, husband.) Weekend cleaning marathon absolved? Check. Except for the laundry. Oh well, that’s what Monday nights are for.

Meanwhile, Christmas planning is already underway chez ours; most presents have either been determined or procured (mostly determined), and my mom and I are starting to move from meal brainstorming sessions to actual meal plans. Current version: Seared scallops and curried Indian vegetables for Christmas eve dinner, roast turkey plus German Rotkohl (red cabbage) and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas day lunch. The verdict’s still out on desserts; currently pumpkin pie and self-saucing chocolate pudding are on the shortlist. Every year we aim to assemble holiday meals that manage to be special enough for the holidays but won’t cause us planning headaches and complete exhaustion by the time we sit down to eat. What are your holiday food traditions or plans? And am I crazy for thinking about such things in November? Don’t answer that. I’m trying to be more organised here, people!

Enjoy your Sunday evening.

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4 Responses to November Evenings & Christmas Thoughts

  1. Ariana says:

    Hi Charlotte! Your menu sounds great. We came here without any Christmas decorations or anything, and I think we’re going to just try to experience a traditional Bavarian Christmas, as much as possible. I still have no idea what that means, but we’re sure to find out! And planning ahead definitely leaves you to enjoy yourself later– you’re not crazy, just organized!

    • lavalotti says:

      Hi and thanks for stopping by! Germans unwrap presents on Christmas eve as opposed to Christmas morning, and families tend to sit down together for a meal on Christmas eve too. A lot of people eat fish (especially carp) on the 24th, but some families do the “Würstchen & Kartoffelsalat” thing to give whoever the cook is a break before the next round of meals on the 25th. 🙂

  2. Cinna says:

    Like your picture. The table is great….my style!

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