It has been a strange year with all this COVID-19 stuff going on, and Christmas wasn’t any exception. Up until Monday the 21st, we weren’t even sure we were going to do anything for Christmas, but ultimately we decided to have a small gathering with my Dad on Christmas Eve and April’s Mom and Sister on Christmas.
On the 23rd, I made the broccoli casserole (minus the cracker topping) and cooked the bacon chestnuts that I was taking to my Dad’s on the 24th. I also cooked the sausage for the egg/sausage casserole that April wanted for Christmas morning. On the 24th, after I got home from work, about 4:00 PM, I made the sauce for the bacon chestnuts and put them in the crock pot. I also made the sausage casserole and put it in the fridge. We headed to my Dad’s about 6:15. While we were there we got about 4+ inches of snow. By morning, we probably had 6+ inches for our first white Christmas in a while. April had picked up the honey baked ham about a week and a half ago, and we froze it until Tuesday the 22nd. We got it out and put it in the fridge until today. I got up this morning at 6:00 AM and baked the sausage casserole. Everyone was supposed to come at 2:00 PM, and we planned to bake the cheesy potatoes (that April made on the 24th) and the broccoli about then, to eat at 3:00. However, everyone showed up at 1:00, so we put the food in early, knowing we would be ready to eat sooner than we thought. April’s Dad made chicken noodles. It wasn’t near the food we usually make, but it was plenty and was a lot easier than slaving around in the kitchen all morning after opening presents. We had various deserts that everyone brought.