Happy Christmas weekend!

I’ve decided that I like when Christmas and the eve fall on the weekend. The nice thing is that we can host our Christmas Eve dinner earlier in the day since no one is working.

This year we put a tablecloth on the table. And a real one at that, not a plastic one LOL!  I got these for doing my shows and thought they would look good for our dinner.  Set up with my great grandmother’s dishes.


This year was the turducken. Our local grocery store had these in the meat department.  I got a 3 pound roast, which ended up being about the perfect amount as it was all polished off.  It kind of fell apart while cutting it.


John made a cheese souffle. This is Alton Brown’s recipe and we made it once before.  He actually made 1-1/2 times the recipe and did a smaller dish on the side in case we needed more.  Check out how it came out!


The souffle was done before everyone got here, even though we planned for people being late, so it was a little deflated by the time we ate.

My plate:


Everyone seemed to like the turducken and every bit was eaten. Me? It was okay, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again.  I’m so used to brining turkey that I felt it was a little on the dry side. I would have brined it if there wasn’t stuffing already tucked inside.  The souffle was delicious!

We did our interfamily gift giving and a little music playing. Then it was time for dessert and games. This spread. Seriously.


The famous Cake is in the middle. My sister made it this year. We don’t go overboard or anything… We did make sure we got in a lot of exercise this weekend. Some cookies were also taken to the neighbors.

Game of choice this time? Telestrations!  If you don’t have this game, you need to get it.

One of my drawings:


It’s not too bad, I think. And if you guessed thumb tack – congratulations!  It didn’t travel well to others, though.  The next drawing:


Which was somehow interpreted as this:


She was thinking it was a wall picture and a candle. Of course, the next person had no idea it was supposed to be a thumb tack and drew the word.


I think the last guess was Holy Candy or something like that.  There were many that either weren’t drawn well or guessed well LOL!

We were laughing before it even started and then laughed so much during that my stomach hurt and my face hurt from laughing!

Christmas morning was quiet time for John and I with present opening. Here is Pixie’s little stocking:


She was fairly interested in her presents and batted them around, but seemed to love jumping around in the paper most of all.


She was kind of hyper LOL!

Later on, we all headed down to my sister’s house for games and dessert.


Game this time?  Ticket to Ride!


This is a fun strategy game.

It seems we cram a lot into a couple of days, that’s for sure.  The Broncos played Christmas night and I was hoping for another gift, but they lost and pretty much are done for the season. Oh well.


Now looking back at all that food, I have an urge to get on the treadmill again tonight…

How was your weekend?

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12 thoughts on “Happy Christmas weekend!

    1. Lori Post author

      There was a lot of stuffing to meat ratio in this. I think it would almost be better to just be a meat roll by itself.

  1. Helen

    Thanks for showing that Turkucken all sliced up – very interesting. I would think it would be hard to keep all the various kinds of meats exactly right. That souffle is just beautiful – every bit as nice as any I’ve seen in the fancy French restaurants in St. Martin!

    What a lovely time you guys had.

    1. Lori Post author

      I think they tried to counteract the cooking by making the meats different thickness, but it was interesting at any rate.

  2. Lisa

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the turducken review, 🙂
    I love Ticket to Ride. It’s a fun game…I think it’s been a year or more since we played a board game. Funny how having a baby takes up all your time. 😉
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Four Christmases

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