First, I don’t cook. I really don’t enjoy it and I just don’t do it.
Second, I have an amazing kitchen. Everyone (those who cook) are envious of my kitchen. Tons of counter space and cabinets and plenty of room to get around.
Third, I have THREE holiday gatherings that I’m hosting this year. I figured if I was doing one, I might as well go for it and do all three. Heck, I’d have more if I had any other groups.
I have a beautiful home that is rarely seen or used. It is way too big for two people who don’t entertain but I love my house. Warren just doesn’t like company so we rarely have any. I, on the other hand, would have company over every week.
Anyway, my beautiful kitchen turned into a disaster zone today.
I hate a messy house. I know, I’m crazy. But it just bugs me. So I hurried and made two huge pans of lasagna and my party mix and cleaned up. In fact, that first picture was taken after I cooked earlier.
I’m thankful for my kitchen and my “like new” 10 year old stove just for these occasions. But I’m thankful that my kitchen is all cleaned up again and back to normal. Dishes all done and put away. Dessert will be a last minute thing.
So, I have my staff over for Christmas on Wednesday night this week. My high school girl friends will be here the following Monday (it is a carry in so I don’t have to cook!) and then the following Wednesday I’m having three girlfriends over for another round of lasagna and wine!
Thankful for these opportunities to entertain and enjoy the season.