Christmas Eve is less than three weeks away, but I already have a solid menu plan in place for dinner despite the fact that I haven't even bothered to put up the tree yet (that's planned for this weekend).
Last year I went the non-traditional route and made enchiladas and Mexican rice. This year I asked my husband what he thought we should have and he hardly hesitated at all before he said, "Why don't you make that good fried chicken?"
At first I wasn't convinced, but then I started thinking about the whole meal and it actually sounded like it would be fun. I'll make a variety of dipping sauces for the chicken strips, roast some potatoes, make biscuits and coleslaw, and we can have pineapple upside down cake for dessert.
It's not going to be healthy, but it should be delicious. I even purchased a fryer so I wouldn't have to get one of my pans all sticky with oil.
Christmas Eve is generally a pretty small affair at my house, but as with Thanksgiving, I'm throwing it open to anyone in my area who doesn't have plans.
After that, we can all start working on those New Year's resolutions to eat more vegetables and get some walks in.