Just like Thanksgiving, we stayed home celebrating Christmas all by ourselves instead of spending time with extended family. In the years past, I’d usually have to labor in the kitchen making roasted root vegetables which involved purchasing the vegetables ahead of time, and on the day of, peeling, cutting, and roasting all of them for a dinner for almost 20 people. This would be true for both Thanksgiving and Christmas day. This year, we made it simple for me. We ordered from a catering company and the food was delivered to our door. It came with reheating instructions that were easy to follow. And the food itself was phenomenal. We had a salad, rice pilaf with dried fruit, roasted root vegetables with herbs, roasted rack of lamb with red wine sauce, french onion soup, dinner rolls, and assorted mini cheese cake.
We were really satisfied with dinner this year. Everything was delicious. The meal was supposed to be for 5 to 6 people. With three adults and the kids not eating much, all the food lasted us several meals. Even though this year it was kind of nice not having to go to someone else’s house as it made things simpler, I still prefer to have the choice to celebrate Christmas with loved ones outside of our household. There is hope that next Christmas we will be back to having this option again.