Dec 26, 2008


Musings of A Beautiful Mess
YAY my dinner turned out awesome! It looked good AND tasted good. I put the ham in the oven around 1pm, covered it all nice and tight and left it alone for about 2 hours. When I took it out it was warm, but it wouldn't have been good if I had kept it out. So I brushed on the glaze and put it back in the oven unwrapped for about 10 more minutes. I got the potatoes ready to put in the oven, as well as the yams. Everything was ready to go in there. I took out the ham and wrapped it up nice and tightly and out it back in the oven while the potatoes cooked so it wouldn't get cold. Once I started to smell the juices that leaked into the pan burn, I took it out, but kept it covered in the foil. Once the potatoes were done, I put the yams in there to heat up. Oh the house smelled SO yummy! The ham smelled delicious, as did the yams! Everything got done at just the right time and as I was taking everything out of the oven and getting ready to set the table I remembered the Christmas place setting I had gotten from my aunt 2 years ago, but haven't used yet. I ran into the garage and grabbed the box, took out the plates and cups and washed them all and set the table with my pretty Christmas plates! I was SO excited!

Everyone ate their food and I got compliments all around. I was awfully proud of myself for making dinner without help and doing a damn good job of it!

Christmas this year was pretty tough and I'm glad it all got done and everything turned out fine. Since we had that snow storm and couldn't get out of our driveway, I had to do all the shopping on my own with my friend who has a truck while Husband stayed home with the children. I was going non-stop for about a week. Christmas Eve was the worst. We didn't get to bed until 3am. I was EXHAUSTED come Christmas evening. I was having fantasies of our bed. Ahhhhh I do love my bed.

Thank you for all the support and encouragement. Because of all the faith you all had in me, I had faith in myself and dinner was a success..YAY!!!

8 friends have commented:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the dinner! It's always so challenging to time it right so that everything is done and hot at the same time. Good job!


tRacy g on December 26, 2008 at 9:49 PM said...

Congrats on the yummy dinner! I'm still working on getting everything ready at the same time! :)


Celia on December 26, 2008 at 10:23 PM said...

YAY! And hopefully you are enjoying the best part now...leftovers!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Don't you love it when a plan comes together? I'm still eating leftovers! lol

Bec on December 28, 2008 at 4:40 AM said...

Your dinner sounded so yummy - well done! Im useless at big event cooking - we almost always go to the in-laws for their big christmas lunch! Glad you had a good (but exhausting) christmas xxx

Cassandra on December 28, 2008 at 5:05 PM said...

Good for you! Hope someone else did all of the dishes.

And I love the snow chicks!

Clio on December 28, 2008 at 7:02 PM said...

I always get extra nervous preparing multiple dishes at once. Congrats on the fabulous dinner. I also liked the picture of 'success'. really nice. And it reminded me of my yellow converses as well. I wish it was warmer for me to wear them...

Barreness on December 28, 2008 at 9:56 PM said...


I've volunteered to host Christmas next year for the first time and I'm terrified!

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