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As a fire family, we have learned to be pretty flexible with our holidays and Christmas is no exception.
Early on in our marriage, fireman and I decided to keep Christmas on the 25th regardless of his schedule. It was as much for my sanity as anything else.
This year is one of those years that he will be working and the kids and I will be celebrating without him.
Thankfully my parents live locally so they are coming for Christmas morning. My son has requested that Pops makes breakfast so I am off the hook for traditional cinnamon rolls and a breakfast casserole.
My plan for the rest of Christmas day to keep the meals low key and regardless of anyone extra being here for dinner we will have enough.
I’m sure you have planned your Christmas menu long before this post goes out but if you’re wondering what another fire family is up to I’ll let you know what we will be eating.
Our Christmas Dinner Menu
- Tri-tip is easy and delicious. I get ours pre-seasoned from the local grocery store, so there is no prep. Just make sure there is enough gas in the barbecue and coals to last.
- Cheesy Polenta. I’ve made this a few times but the kids have no memory so it will be a new classic for them. Polenta is so simple to make and whatever you add to it makes it decadent. I add sharp cheddar cheese to mine.
- Roasted carrot and beet side dish. This one will be completely new to all of us. We all enjoy beets and carrots so what could be the harm putting them together?
- Add a nice bottle of red wine for myself and some apple cider for the kids and we will have a perfectly simple Christmas feast.