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On the Ninth Day of Christmas Recipes: Christmas Menu Planning


Originally I planned to post Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus, well on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Then I realized, for those of you frantically searching for what to serve your family and friends on those days, the day of is too late. Well, I actually think even now is a bit too late–I like to plan my menu out at least a couple of weeks in advance and try to start prepping what I can around now, if possible. But that’s me. As much as I love hosting guests, it stresses the hell out of me. Early planning is essential to prevent a nervous breakdown.

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The Twelve Recipes of Christmas

Photo Credit: Vintages of Los Gatos
Photo Credit: Vintages of Los Gatos

I used to always get confused as to whether the twelve days of Christmas started on Christmas Day or ended on Christmas Day. Apparently it starts Christmas day and goes through the evening of Janauary 5th, the night before the Feast of the Three Kings (and the day I’m supposed to get rid of my Christmas tree), or so my spotty Catholic roots tell me. It makes sense, I guess, but isn’t it more fun to count down to Christmas rather than celebrate after? Isn’t this why we have our Advent calendars that yield a yummy piece of chocolate every night (or every other night if you were forced to share with your younger sibling…). So here’s my plan to reinvent the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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