Sunday, December 19, 2010
SUCH A GREAT EVENING
We had our Missionary Christmas Dinner Saturday night, and IT WAS SO FUN. When I was talking to one of my son's on Saturday afternoon, he asked if I was saying to myself, "This is the last year I'm going to do this," and I told him, "I WILL NEVER SAY THAT--I LOVE DOING IT" Yes, it's a lot of hard work, but it is so fun. Our numbers were down this year, but I don't think we cut back on food. We did a lot of prep work throughout the week and it sure made today a whole lot less stressful.
We had 4 turkeys (which ended up being WAY TOO MUCH and several of the missionaries went home with lot of turkey ; ) 30 pounds of mashed potatoes, oodles of gravy, 16 boxes of stuffing, 6 dozen rolls (minus the two Allan and I ate this afternoon ; ), sweet potato casserole, pistachio pudding salad, broccoli/cauliflower salad, and fruit salad. I'm sure grateful we have can use our garage to keep all the food cold.
I did get a little nostalgic when he realized we have been doing this for 4 years and this was the first year Elder Rob wasn't here--he has always played the piano, so it seemed odd to have someone else play.
The gift exchange was a blast. Of course anything with "Canada" on it was a hit--the scarves, the hats, the gloves ; )
A few pic from the evening.
After the gift exchange they had dessert--death by chocolate, banana split cake a regular one and one with strawberries (which may have taken over my top spot as THE BEST DESSERT EVER!!!), and pumpkin gooey cake. (Any wonder why I failed miserably this week on my challenge ; )
It's so great that today is A DAY OF REST : ) Sure glad I had a little helper for my Gospel Doctrine class today.
SIDENOTE: In less than a week, I get to talk to my Elder ; )