When looking back at our crossingthestreams Christmas Challenge, I found our Christmas dinner prompt. Honestly, I was surprised that I wrote this. Color me impressed with myself.
‘Twas the day of Christmas
When an hour before dinner
Aromas were swirling
No fantasies of getting any thinner
The Vera Wang china all pristine on the table
To keep up appearances we weren’t raised in a stable
The children both playing with their new Christmas toys
While sharing and laughing in excitement and joy
And hubby in his apron, and I in mine too
Have been slaving in the kitchen, for an hour or two
Filet almost done after bathing for 3 hours
Casseroles made and my face covered in flour
Over to the oven, I run in a hurry
To rescue the rolls from a hot, flaming fury
The mashed potatoes golden with melted butter
Tempt my senses as I resist with a flutter
When I look up, the hubby is swigging a beer
And toasting his efforts with holiday cheer
Seeing such pride and feeling such verve
I know that our dinner must be ready to serve
More rapid than wolves my children they came
And I calmed and corrected them both by name
Colette and William it’s time you settle down
Lest you want to start dinner with a sad mommy frown
To the bathroom, wash hands!
Then sit nicely in your chairs!
Now bow your heads, fold your hands, and say Christmas prayers!
With a blessing and gratitude and end with Amen,
Our small family gathering was free to dig in
But before our mouths were too full of christmas delights
We exclaimed in unison
“Merry Christmas to all and Bon Apetit tonight!”