My mother for the past of the years of my life has created a gorgeous Rhinestone Rugby Christmas shirt, sweater with turkey and ham. She has scalloped potatoes, jelled the jello, and made the pies. The rolls have risen, the poppers have popped, and at two in the afternoon three if she was particularly behind we would eat this delicious meal. I always choose to wash dishes instead of cook. My husband had much the same experience, except his mother made white bread dressing, instead of the true superior cornbread one. But Christmas day will be different. Of course it will be. My mother was always mildly stressed about Christmas dinner, and I simply could not fathom why. Why be stressed on a day of giving and joy.
This year we both worked around Rhinestone Rugby Christmas shirt, sweater and driving 12 hours round trip was just not practical. So our first married Christmas was going to be only us. We were so excited. I gathered the classic Christmas recipes and prepared. We may or may not have miscommunicated about grocery shopping, which may or may not have resulted in a fight due to yours truly, and the loss of a ham. A ham lost to the ravages of time without the protection of a fridge.