Christmas with Rabbits
In my role as Designated Chef, I was allotted two sous-chefs in the person of my sibling and an old friend of his who came for Christmas Eve. Between the three of us, we managed to prepare a suitable feast with sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, sauteed spinach with raisins and walnuts, a jello recipe, and some ham. I am pleased to say that my sweet potatoes enticed a former hater of sweet potatoes to ask for seconds, and while we made some errors in following the jello recipe (not only did we let it set a little too long before adding the other ingredients, but we didn't notice that the can of pineapple was 20oz while the recipe expected 8oz), everyone thought the jello was perfectly good. There had been plans to make mashed potatoes, cornbread, peas, and pie as well, but the Designated Chef has not been too energetic and also has trouble finding implements in the maternal kitchen. Fortunately, we had more than enough to eat as it was.
The Christmas Day dinner is now underway. There will be an Arabian Squash Casserole (an item that John and I have prepared with great success in the past), more roasted vegetables, more sweet potatoes, more jello, and whatever else I have the energy to put into action. I think this will mean peas and perhaps the cornbread that didn't get made last night. Unfortunately there were no fresh cranberries to be found on any of our forays to the various grocery stores.
At least we have nice-looking compost for the holidays (contents of the litter boxes are buried somewhere under the leaves).