My girl cousins and I host a Christmas dinner honoring the remnant on my Fathers side of the family. I made the vegetable soup on Thursday, Aunt Anna came to help chop vegetables. It turned out great. Standing overnight in the fridge helps to marry all the flavors! I took a crock pot with 15 cups of soup, my cousin Diana made Chili. Of course we had some hors d’oeuvres first and cookies and Kathy’s famous fudge and a pumpkin something for dessert. There were many gluten free foods as several in the group have Celiac Sprue. It was a good gathering of 18 relatives…better than a funeral where we usually all meet up. There was about one cup of soup left…so I guess I made the right amount! No one walked away hungry…and if they did..oh well…then they can just wither away.
The cousins bring gifts and then roll dice (IF they remember them) to try to roll doubles to steal another persons package. Hot items this year were a bag of fruit, some kind of a digital thermometer, and a deer towel hanger. Far Guy and I got a food chopper and a set of scented candles(not exactly a great gift for us…I gave it to another cousin!)
Trying to get and keep my cousin’s on track is like herding cats. I was the only one with a list…no one else wrote anything down. I am not sure how they can remember it all…but of course they can’t so they call me with questions.
I cannot organize the entire free world…or my cousins..it is impossible.