- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Hey everyone. My inlaws are all coming over for christmas eve, and my initial plan was to make lasagnas. Well I found out today that everyone has stuff going on that day so they’ll all be stopping by at different times. DH’s aunts will come by earlier in the day because they have plans later and DH’s grandma, mom, dad and sisters will be coming by later (mostly at different times). Well this messes up the dinner plans but I feel bad not having any food out…especially since some of them will be over for the dinner time hours.
I should mention I have a 3 month old at home too. So they’re all insisting I don’t cook anything because I have too much else to worry about. I have to work that day till 3 (DH will be home for the aunt’s visits) so it’s not like I can spend the day cooking different things. I was going to pre-make the lasagna’s this weekend and freeze them but they’re all insisting I don’t put in that much effort. Ok, but then what do I make? I can’t have NOTHING for these people!
Anyone have any good (easy) recipes for a buffet type thing I can leave out in a crockpot all day? So the aunts can have a lunch, and the people coming over later can have dinner? I’m not very creative in the kitchen, I guess so I can’t think of anything. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be GREAT! Or should I just give up and order some pizzas? Ugh, nothing can ever be easy with the holidays!
I should mention…one of DH’s sisters is a vegetarian. I don’t need to center the entire meal on her, but I do have to have a separate option so she doesn’t miss out on food too.
Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!