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    Denial Nichols
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    Default That time of year again


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    Well gang, it is that time of year again.....

    What??? you may be asking yourself.... Just let me explain.

    See last year we started a Nichols Family Christmas dinner. We invited some of the younger people in our church that were around our age (20-30) over for a Christmas dinner. We had Ham, rolls, green bean casserole, corn pudding, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc. We also had about 8 people there total.

    Well hubby, asked me last night if we were going to have it again this year. so........I guess we are. I am inviting about 10 people. But, besides the ham, I need some suggestions on what to fix.

    Also, I am going to be sending out RSVP invitations because I am going to ask each person or couple to bring something. ie. a bag of ice, a couple of 2-liters, a dessert. Is that tacky???? Most of the people will want to bring something anyway, so I thought that that would help. What are your ideas?? Thanks so much for all of the help!!!

    I will send in the invite once I have it made up.

    *Mrs. Denial Renae Nichols*
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    pkburr55
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Denial Nichols"
    <denial_renae@h...> wrote:
    > Well gang, it is that time of year again.....
    >
    Everything you had last year sounds so good why change a good
    thing? As to asking everyone to bring something, why is that tacky?
    A Family type meal should be shared as a family. People feel better
    when asked to help out. So don't sweat the whole thing just enjoy
    youself. Pam


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    Shawnee
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    > I am inviting about 10 people. But, besides the ham, I need some
    suggestions on what to fix.

    If it is semi-casulal to casual I would stay fairly simple, so you
    have time to enjoy the company and less stress. These are my
    suggestions for sides...
    Candied yams, mashed potatoes, green bean caserole, deviled eggs,
    salad, apple pie, stuffing, and a nice veggie tray to munch on before
    or after dinner.
    >
    > Also, I am going to be sending out RSVP invitations because I am
    going to ask each person or couple to bring something. ie. a bag of
    ice, a couple of 2-liters, a dessert. Is that tacky???? Most of the
    people will want to bring something anyway, so I thought that that
    would help.

    I asked my DH and his friends (who come every Saturday for
    movies/dinner) what would be a none "tacky" way to do this... Their
    answer is to list the menu that you are supplying and invite them to
    a "potluck Christmas dinner" so that when they get the invite they
    know that it is going to be asked of them to bring something. You can
    word the invite to let them know that it is not necessary to bring an
    item to come, though.
    Possibly having people RSVP over the phone instead of mail will keep
    it more casual feeling and you can discuss what needs to be brought
    or any special food needs. Does this help? LOL.

    Shawnee


 

 

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