Christmas is next week! I’m so excited! I love the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve and Day. These are fun family times for me. We play games at this time of year that we forget to play the entire rest of the year. We don’t eat any other meals, with the exception of pizza on Super Bowl Sunday sometimes, with my family (parents and any other family members that can be here, kids, siblings, and such) any other time either.
I’ve learned that I want to bless my hubby and attempt to make the holidays as fun for him as it is for me. So, I like to ask him about what kinds of things he’d like to have to eat, both to nibble on and to have for meals.
We eat lunch with my youngest sister and her family on Christmas Eve. In years past, we would get pizza or chicken or fish from a local restaurant to make our lives easy. But since they moved to the country too last year, we aren’t exactly close to very many eating establishments. (And with our family on the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle of eating, there are fewer options, although we can find something to eat at most places.)
Last year we just did burgers and “fries“. This is a favorite meal of my hubby so I think that this year I will go all out and make him the buns and sides he likes to go with it as well. If we decide to have something different at my sister’s place then we will have this meal for dinner later that evening.
I asked hubby and kids what they’d like for the special meals coming up and will try to accommodate them, doing as much ahead of time as possible to make the days still enjoyable and not just a workfest for me as well.
I’m also blessing my hubby with some treats that I know he likes but doesn’t get very often.
I encourage you to get your family’s input (especially your hubby’s) on what meals they’d like this holiday season. You may be surprised and get off with a lot less work than you would have put on yourself. Be open to new traditions and even just try something just this once.
Until next time, God bless,