On Christmas Day Mom deserves time to celebrate, too. So preparation time for our dinner is one hour or less if I do it myself, and about 20 minutes if I delegate—which I do! My husband makes a mean Caesar, my kids can drive to pick up the fried rice, lobster tail is a cinch to make, and I handle the Ribeye Roast. Our desserts were purchased yesterday at Costco. I could never hope to surpass or even replicate their baked goods.
With dinner in the bag, Moms must still attend to the other two meals on Christmas Day. I handle them differently each year, but always keep them quick and easy. Some years we graze on antipasti while opening gifts and waiting for the big meal. Other years we enjoy a brunch of scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit salad, and bagels with cream cheese. One year we got fancy and twisted the red bacon into bows to place atop the eggs. It looked pretty and started the day with a festive spirit.
For another Christmas lunch one year we ate the Christmas Quesadillas pictured above from the Easy Weekly Meals for College Students and Moms on the Go books. They bore Christmas colors and flavors, and satisfied us all until dinnertime.
Whatever you do this year, make it easy! Enjoy your time with your family, and remember that easy food can also be delicious!