I'm happy to report, I'm in a great mood. The Christmas shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped, and Alex's Christmas recital helped blow the last of the funk away.
The only thing left to do is to do the grocery shopping for the big day -- and after making the shockingly long list last night, Marcus will head to the store today to pick everything up. We tend to have a pretty traditional Christmas meal -- traditional, that is, if you came from a Trinidadian-American-English family like ours. While I won't be eating any meat, in addition to the turkey and stuffing (American), we'll have roasted potatoes (English), Brussel sprouts (English), macaroni pie (Trinidadian), some sort of pig product -- either ham or a pork loin (Trinidadian), and of course, rum punch (definitely Trinidadian). Then we'll wind everything up with apple pie and ice cream (American).
I know I have a pretty international readership here, I was wondering: is there anything special you eat around this time of year? Extra points for recipes!
Song: Santa baby, as performed by Eartha Kitt