It feels like the calm before the storm here. I’m sitting still for one last evening, enjoying the quiet before the entire family arrives to take over my house for the next five days. It promises to be busy, crazy fun. I have tons of delicious recipes planned for while they’re here and the boys and I ventured out today to pick up all the corresponding groceries.
Our first stop was the butcher shop to pick up a leg of lamb for Christmas dinner and our next stop was to Trader Joe’s for everything else. You don’t want to know the final bill.
I told Alex, my four year old, that we spent the arm over at Trader Joe’s and the leg at the meat shop. It’ll be worth it though. Leg of lamb is one of my all time favorites and it’s the Christmas dish my grandmother used to make for us, so it comes with happy memories. We’ll be serving up potato pancakes, asparagus, and rolls on the side. I can almost taste it.
And then there’s dessert. One treat that my family absolutely loves is cheesecake. And this cheesecake has been “gingerbreaded” up to create a perfect finish to your Christmas time meal. I guarantee it will be gone in a flash. I made it for Thanksgiving and was lucky enough to bring a single piece home with me.