Yes, kids, Christmas is just around the corner! In fact, one week from today I will be baking cookies with my mom and getting ready for the best meal of the year: Christmas Eve Dinner.
Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve has been as big of an event as Christmas Day. True story. So it's only fitting that Christmas Eve Dinner be as fabulous (if not more fabulous) than Christmas Day's meal.
Every year my mom makes prime rib. It is by far the best prime rib you will ever have in your life. It's so good that during the five years I went vegetarian, I always took Christmas Eve off so I could indulge in this magical meal.
The prime rib itself would be a complete meal, but there's more. Oh yes, there is more. Mom makes Yorkshire pudding. If you haven't had it, you need to try it (assuming you like things that are delicious). Yorkshire pudding is the perfect compliment to the prime rib and is to DIE for. Soooooo good.
As if that weren't enough, the table is also filled with things like salad, potatoes, green beans, black-eyed peas, and/or any other number of side dishes that my mom prepares. In other words, if you walk away from the table hungry on Christmas Eve, you weren't at OUR table.
Top the night off with hot cocoa and opening gifts and you have a pretty perfect holiday. :-)