Saturday, January 10, 2009

More New Traditions

As stated in a prior post, the crackers, poppers and confetti cannons will be newly adopted Christmas traditions in the Murphy household.

I've decided on adding two more, these have to do with food. Yum.

1. The night before Christmas I made a sausage and egg casserole, the kind you have to leave in the fridge overnight. So in the morning, all you have to do is throw it in the oven and voila, you've got a delicious Christmas treat! Since it's just the two of us, we don't have a super busy morning with tons of crazy present opening going on, but I'm sure we will appreciate this plan even more if, down the road, any little one's come along.

2. James picked out a super huge ham to cook for our Christmas/New Year's meal, so there was tons of leftover meat. I used the bone and extra ham to make a potato soup. So delicious. And there's nothing like a hot soup on a Scottish day like today: windy, rainy, and cold.

Yay for traditions.

Now fill me in on some of your holiday traditions...Go!


Mary Jo said...

it's a new one we started this year - the lasagne 'bake-off' (5 sisters and sisters-in-law cooking and 5 husbands judging!). It was such a hit, we're already planning for next year . . . chocolate chip cookies, maybe????

I'm Jennifer said...

i like the chocolate chip cookies idea, i think i just might win that one!

Mary Jo said...

not a chance!!!

Anonymous said...

I want in on this....can I join the contest?? (watch out!!)


parasolparty said...

My immediate family started seeing It's a Wonderful Life at the Byrd every Christmas night, and so far it's an awesome tradition. My fiance's parents do lottery tickets every Christmas morning. Hilarious! We tried it this year and won nothing, of course. I miss you guys! I met Jenna last night at a party at Matt + Jenny's house. She said she wished she could have stayed there longer!

I'm Jennifer said...

Melanie, if you joined I'd be so scared, you'd win for sure with your mad baking skills!

Tess, I love your Byrd theater tradition, how fun! I might just continue my habit of copying other traditions and pick up on that one when we get back to RVA!

Mary Jo said...

I'm out if Melanie's playing!

Anonymous said...

hey Jenn
This is from the winner of the great lasagna bake off!! he he
One of the kids favorite is home made monkey bread on Christmas morning.
Opening stockings as soon as you get up -even if mom & dad are still in bed.
Dick and I always watch "The Homecoming" as our first official christmas movie-(the original Waltons movie)I have never made it all the way through since it is usually Thanksgiving night.
Our advent calender that my Mom in law made 10 years ago-she is now 94 so it is very special and Madi especially likes to hang the ornaments.
Baking as many different goodies as I can. This year I forgot to put the oatmeal in my oatmeal cookies.
Making lemon butter for Dick like his Mom always did.
That's all I can think of right now-sorry i didn't see this earlier!!