One of my fondest memories from my childhood Christmases, once the presents were opened, was of the family moving into the family room to watch Miracle on 34th Street, or whatever movie was on, while my mother cooked breakfast. Usually, it was pancakes and bacon. Yum!
But as I got older, I thought about how she was stuck flipping pancake after pancake, while we were just chilling and watching TV. When I left home, I realized that lots of people planned it so they wouldn't have to leave family or guests in order to cook a meal.
And when I became a mom, that seemed like an awfully good idea. :)
So if you are wanting a Christmas day without cooking, here’s an outline you can use to create one...
How to Have a No-Cook Christmas Day
(1) Morning Christmas tea: set out a tray with tea, sugar, etc., so that as people get up, they can choose and make their own.
(2) Make a Christmas Breakfast Casserole: these are so yummy, and if you make it in advance, it will only need to be heated up on Christmas morning.
(3) Plan an Easy Lunch: offer deli slice sandwiches for lunch, with all the fixings, and let each person create her own sandwich masterpiece.
(4) Dinner in the Slow Cooker: prepare this the day or night before, and it will be ready on Christmas day.
(5) Dessert: offer a pie, baked in advance, and then, frozen, to be thawed and warmed in the oven on Christmas day.
Success! You can get through the entire day without having to cook.
Wishing you a wonderful, easy, no-cook Christmas day!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.