Today we enjoyed a family gathering for the holidays. A bit early, but that’s OK! When you have a family as large as my husband does, there’s sort of a lot to take into account with everyone’s schedules. So…Christmas came early today! And my children rejoiced!!!
Since I have been gone and not actually baking any food myself, I thought I would offer but a small glimpse into the scrumptious offerings that were readily available this weekend. And did I mention that there was A LOT?!?
First, let’s begin with the soup bar. My mother-in-law and her sister had prepared numerous soups to feed lots of hungry bellies. There was potato soup, broccoli and cheese soup, vegetable beef soup, vegetable soup (no meat), and brown beans. And not just one type of cornbread, but three! Your traditional cornbread, jalapeno cornbread, AND broccoli cornbread!
Whew, I’m already tired and I haven’t even gotten to the dessert table yet. Yes, I said TABLE. There were so many desserts they needed their very own table! Let’s start with the chocolate cake, which was my favorite. YUM. Then there was peanut butter cake, gingerbread cake with lemon sauce, blondies, bread pudding, and a pumpkin roll! Even my children did not know where to begin! Trust me, it was mind-boggling!
Of course, there was also the traditional turkey to munch on…but I’m not sure that many of us actually ate any of that! Oh my goodness, and I’ve forgotten to mention the deviled eggs! My daughter alone ate four of them!
After all that eating, there is only one thing for certain: I see a major sweat-inducing workout coming up first thing Monday morning!