Truer words have never been spoken!! We host all the holidays and everyone pitches in and brings something. So my Mother-in-law will bring some rolls (one year they were stale) and some wine (I kid you not - one year they just brought the wine-in-a-box that was already open in their fridge). My mom has in the past gone shopping with me before a big event meal and help pay for the costs, which is very nice. Nowadays, she asks what to bring and usually forgets to bring all of it! My dad and stepmom are the best - if I ask for a dessert, she finds something that complements the menu and makes it. My stepmom and I tend to just live in the kitchen until it is time to eat and let everyone else visit. It's hard when you have the only kids! My kids have cousins, but they live in Texas, Maine and Tennessee!! So, really, they don't KNOW they have cousins much.
Originally Posted by Disney Magic
Back on topic - I got tired of spending all the $$ on the meal and not even getting help with the dishes, so I used Jeff's cancer as my excuse this year and we are going to a dinner buffet - at a casino!! The menu:
Meat Lovers Favorites
Carved Prime Rib, Carved Roasted Pig, Roast Pork Loin w/ Apple Stuffing, Huckleberry BBQ Baby Back Ribs,
Seafood Lovers Delights
Ginger Baked Salmon, King Crab Leg, Scampi, Lobster Fettuccini, Tempura Prawns, Cold Poached Salmon, Orange Roughy w/ Mango Salsa, Chilean Sea Bass, Steamed Opaka Paka, Chilled Dungeness Crab
The Creekside all time favorite Chicken entrée
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Delicious Side Dishes
Roasted Red Potatoes, Buttered Squash, Persian Sweet Rice
Our Unforgettable Salad Bar and Fresh Fruit
Our Delicious Dessert Bar and Everyone’s favorites Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Strawberries w/ Devonshire Cream
All for $22.95!!
Jeff took one look at the menu and said "yep, we're eating there!"