Saturday, December 24, 2011

Home for the Hollandaise


DeNae's Salute to Fudge, Day 24:

After more than 20 years, you get to celebrate Christmas surrounded by family.  Hooray!

Of course, this means TWO Christmas Eve dinners. You'll have one meal at your inlaws' house where you're not allowed to bring any food but are asked the day before to prepare a little musical number, like O Holy Night in 4-part harmony for women's voices.

And then on to your own family party to eat a second meal which includes your mother's rolls -- the bread of choice in the Celestial Kingdom, followed by an attempt to sing some more. After eating enough food at both dinners to put Orson Welles into a carbohydrate induced coma, your husband will have to rent a U-Haul to get you home.

All I can say is, save room for fudge.  If nothing else, the Big Elf may want a nibble while he's filling the stockings with Maalox.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Love.

And why is it that musical numbers are mandatory at family gatherings? It's always "Can you bring rolls, deviled eggs, and all thirteen of your violins?"