Now that I’ve recovered (somewhat) from my pancreas trying to kill me, I am actually going to attempt to cook an actual Christmas dinner at the Hoo Household. Here’s the menu so far:
Paula Deen Ham
I may or may not be able to eat very much of this, but Callie Jean says if I allow another ham-related holiday to pass without making the ham, she’s calling her union rep. And nobody wants that.
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
I think I’ll take it easy on myself and get the pre-made ones like from Bob Evans or something. Usually, I would make from-scratch potatoes with heavy cream, but I think either the making of or the eating of those MIGHT kill me. The gravy will be from either a pouch or a jar, whichever has less of the demon fat.
I guess it’s more appropriate to call it “dressing” since it won’t be inside anything… I’ll be serving 2 kinds — pre-made cornbread-style with chopped walnuts added for myself, and Stovetop Turkey flavored (from the mix) for Chuckweasel, because that’s the only kind he will eat. And, no, it may NOT be Pork-flavored to go with the ham, it must be TURKEY. I have already fought this fight.
Yes, this is probably a bad idea, but I WAAAAANTS it and I will only eat little bits at a time. Plus, I think Ti-Jacques will be ecstatic to be allowed to lick the pan. The cheesy, buttery pan.
Which I totally would NOT be doing if I hadn’t bought those Eggies — I peel eggs like a drunk raccoon with missing fingers! But I need to see if those things work… so, eggs it is.
I haven’t made any plans for any dessert-type stuff — I think I’ll just save up those fat points for more mashed potatoes!
Have a Merry Merry and a Happy Happy — I’ll see y’all on Tuesday!