For me, Christmas isn't just about the gifts, it's also about the food. When you start your Christmas morning at 10:30ish (I know, but gimme a break, we don't have kids, sleep was important!) you need some sustenance to be able to get all those presents open. So before we started, I put together a small snack to tide us over ...
Nothing like some coffee, muffins and coffee cake to get you through the stockings and the first round of giftage.
Traditionally, my family has always done "brunch" on Christmas (though since we ate at noonish, I guess it was really more like lunch). Brunch was a great way to help eliminate the stress of who is going where for dinner, since it seemed most people always did dinner. In any event, Boo and I have kinda tweaked the brunch to make it more ours (this means no oysters, why oysters were brunch food, I'm not so sure). So our spread has bagels and cream cheese and lox. It also had eggs, bacon, hash browns, cheesy grits (yum!), and fruit salad. BIL5, Boo's brother that is closest to him in age, was so impatient, I thought he was going to kill me while I tried to get a picture or two. The man was armed with a butter knife!
Food for everyone,
Food for me,
Since we eat brunch, we don't really have much of a dinner. This year, however, I made an exception and actually cooked dinner too. There was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and biscuits. Not really traditional, but good!
By the time dinner rolled around, I had figured out that it was smarter to get my pictures before I told the boys that dinner was ready. It worked out well, I didn't have to sweat any knife wielding masses!