With the events of yesterday in the past, we are already fully into this Christmas Eve day. Cooking, stuffing gift bags for guests, setting out plates and dishes for the buffet, and getting the fireplaces ready to light.
So far, we have around 20 people coming tomorrow to enjoy a few hours of food and fellowship. I am certainly looking forward to it. The elderly parents-in-law will be here in the morning to open gifts, after which we will get the dining room table loaded with food to serve. This is going to be a pretty casual thing.
The menu is southern style with BBQ, ribs, chili, baked beans, red rice, coleslaw, potato salad, green bean casserole, cheeses, hot spiced cider, cookies, fudge, and coconut cake. Everyone eats turkey or ham for Christmas so we decided some home cooked BBQ and ribs would be really good. I smoked the BBQ over hickory chips on Wednesday and did the ribs in the cooker yesterday. They smell awesome.
Many blessings to you and yours on this Christmas Eve.