I don't want any part of you to be tired at the end of today except your mousing wrist and your downloading finger! Maybe by next year, they can bring their favorite! I remember the year my mother told be she was cutting back on veggies (from 9) and desserts (from 3) to simplify. She asked what I had to have for it to be Christmas and I told her lima beans. What about the turkey? No. What about ham? No. What about Aunt Martha's Pecan Pie? etc. Rest, dear and make those pictures in your head again!
A few of mine put in request, my son wanted a chocolate cake, one grandson wanted sweet potato casserole, another wanted rice dressing, while another 2 had to have meat loaves.
I cooked a stuffed roast, a turkey, besides the meat loaves, and my oldest daughter baked the ham and a corn casserole. Other than those 2 things, I cooked or baked the rest.
We had the green beans, coleslaw and also a cornbread dressing, because I just made a small rice dressing. The sweet potato casserole I mentioned, 2 pecan pies, a coconut and a chocolate pie. Then the pecan pralines, fudge and coconut balls.
I make my candies, cakes and pies 2 days before Christmas. The day before I do all the vegetables and Christmas day, the meats, dressings and casseroles. I got up at 5:30 and the last to leave, it was almost midnight. I slept until 8:30 this morning!-lol
ps. What were some things you ate or cooked, for the Christmas feast?