A quickly made christmas dinner may be impossible
December 11, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Our Christmas Tradition has to change in a significant way this year. Any suggestions on how to make the best of it?
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to food & drink (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For unavoidable reasons, this will be my and fiancee's first Christmas not doing a big family Christmas dinner thing. We will share Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with family, but we have to leave at noon to drive back in order to deliver my step son to his bio-mom. The drive is too far to be able to justify driving all the way back to my parents' place for the dinner so we've decided to just stay put and have our own Christmas Dinner with just the two of us. At first we were thinking of trying to cobble together a mostly-traditional Christmas dinner with chicken and stuffing and pie but we're now deciding to try to create our own new Christmas tradition. Probably an Italian meal that we can prepare together with home made delicious lasagne and some sort of fun home made Italian dessert.
Spending Christmas dinner with just the two of us is a pretty gigantic shift from what we both have always known and it is taking a bit of an emotional toll. On one level it sounds really nice and romantic and calm and relaxing, but on another level it feels like we're losing a big part of how we each always defined "Christmas".
Any suggestions on how to make this the very best we can so that we aren't feeling like we're missing out on a major part of Christmas? What sorts of things can help to make this still a really special Christmas for us, and what sorts of things should we do to help to create a new Christmas tradition for us?