December 22, 2008

Christmas Eve Planning

Posted in Journal at 7:57 pm by Jenn

I’m deep into the execution phase for Christmas Eve at this point.  Scott and I are having a huge gathering at our apartment which means I am cooking, and shopping and shopping and cooking, and cooking some more.

It is my Christmas Eve tradition for the past many years to celebrate with friends.  At home in Maryland I would celebrate with my friend Tracy and her family and a few of our friends.  It was our tradition to have a taco dinner and then exchange gifts.  In the few years right before I got married Tracy started giving our friend Brian a porno movie with a ridiculously funny title.  She’d make him read the title out loud.  We’d watch him blush, we’d have a great laugh and that was that.  Of course shopping for the movie was really the best part, but that’s a story for another post.

Over the past couple of years Tracy and Brian have added scratch off lottery tickets to the fun so now they have tacos, porn and scratch offs.  You know, nothing says Christmas like porn and scratch offs!

When I moved to North Carolina I continued the taco tradition and have continued to have tacos as my Christmas Eve meal.  Last year Scott and I decided to incorporate a crazy gift exchange and it was  a huge hit so we are doing it again this year.  Tacos and the gift exchange, and 22 friends.  It should be a fun evening.

Tomorrow I’ll be purchasing the last of the food…the menu includes, seven layer dip w/tortilla chips, soft tacos, hard tacos, Spanish rice, enchiladas, beer, wine and sodas.  For dessert, cookies, egg nog and warm spiced punch.

Ok, now off to find a recipe for Spanish rice…



  1. it sounds like it will be a blast! I, sadly, haven’t even begun to shop for food. or think about what we might have.

  2. Jen D said,

    You two sound like you’ve got a great evening planned. Have a great Christmas Eve Jenn!

  3. Angie said,

    Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun, and Christmas tacos sound so yummy! Can’t wait to hear how it went.

  4. Mom said,

    We are doing tenderloin in some fashion on the grill. That will be game night here so I am sure it will be busy. And the excitement level is building-big time.

  5. sjsmart said,

    It sure is getting crazy around here! It will be a fun evening for sure.

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