I started the day by sleeping in a bit (an extra hour anyway). Then I spent about an hour trying to finish one of the books I bought as a Christmas gift, before I have to wrap it. If I play my cards right, I'll be able to read one more gift book before tomorrow.
The rest of the day will be given over to cooking and baking. Right now I have a dark chocolate pecan rum cake in the oven. It's just the standard Bacardi rum cake recipe but with chocolate cake mix (and Captain Morgan rum, because that's what I always have on hand).
After that, I'll start a batch of Swedish Cinnamon Rolls for tomorrow's breakfast while I broil bacon for today's breakfast.
Those are the only things I have to make ahead of time. For tonight, I'm going to bake brie with brown sugar and pecans, and also heat up some Parmesan spinach/artichoke dip that I bought pre-made at Costco. I'm serving both with baguette crisps and Lavosh crackers.
We're having lots of guests for tomorrow's dinner, so my sister and I are making a turkey and a ham. I'm going over to her house early so I can make the turkey stuffing (and lend her my roasting pan) and I'll also mix together a batch of pomegranate salsa while I'm there.
If I'm feeling really inspired, I might make a batch of sugar cookies today, just for the heck of it. I have an entire drawer full of cookie cutters and it seems like a wasted opportunity when I let a holiday go by without using them.
My only other plan for today is to finally wrap all of the gifts I've bought. My husband and I have given each other most of our gifts already, but I'll take the remaining ones over to my sister's so other people can see us unwrap them. I have little doubt that the cats will pluck the bows off the gifts within just a few hours, but at least I'll have *something* under the tree for a while.
If I don't post again in the meantime, Merry Christmas! Hope your day is everything you want it to be.