Last year, we still had dinner at my grandparents & visited my grandmother. This year, we're not having any sort of dinner - just snacks (which generally means shrimp cocktail and vegetable trays- blech! & boring). It's pretty sad - but my grandfather has trouble eating due to medications his doctor has him on. So to make things easier on him - snacks it is! We'll then go out to visit my grandmother & a few other family members. But there will be no conversation around the table, no passing of the mashed potatoes, failed dishes, second helpings.
If I had it my way - I'd cook dinner for everyone! This would be the menu:
|Grandma's Deviled Eggs|
|Fruit & Cheese Tray|
|Hazlenut Cranberry Field Roast|
Field Roast covered in puff pastry
stuffed with cranberrys, nuts, and
field roast sausage - the YUM!
|Garlic Mashed Red Skin Potatoes|
Maybe I'll have to try to make this dinner next week as a New Year's dinner - I have 3 days off! Perhaps this could also be a new tradition. I've got to figure something out because I expect last year was the last year.
Are you skipping any family traditions this year?