Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pizza For Christmas

This year we celebrated Christmas differently. Because of scheduling conflicts the extended family got together last Sunday (instead of Christmas Day) for a big dinner and our traditional Rob Your Neighbor present exchange.

Today was just our family.  There wasn't anyone awake before dawn to see what Santa brought, but the early risers were moving shortly after 7:00; eventually they coerced the others out of bed.  A couple of hours later we'd had breakfast and were seated around the tree in the living room. We opened all the presents, ooh'd and aah'd at everything, then started playing with them.  It was really nice not to have to start hustling around getting things ready for a second round of festivities. 

Eventually it was time to eat again.  Since we'd already had a large Christmas dinner on Sunday, today we decided to go casual.  Yesterday Hubby Tony had picked up two half-baked pizzas from a local restaurant.  It only took five minutes to finish them in the oven.  Pizza, salad, and crudites made for a fine holiday lunch.


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13 comments:

  1. My daughter ordered pizza for our dinners for Christmas Eve as we were all at church, preparing for a Christmas pageant. It was from Dominos and really good. Or, the veggie, no cheese version was. The sauce is amazing.

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    1. Even though there's a Domino's a half mile from the house I haven't had pizza from there for a long time. I'll have to try it again soon.

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    2. Dominos use to be pretty awful, but my daughter, who is very picky about food, says that they've improved and this particular store has been very good for huge deliveries to the church where she works. Since it was Christmas Eve, she made a point of giving the driver a very large tip.

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  2. As far as I'm concerned, pizza is always a good answer to the question, "What's for dinner?" Even for holidays! It sounds like your Christmas Day was the perfect combination of family, relaxation and celebration!

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  3. Sounds just perfect! We had lots of snow, so time to shovel!

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    1. Hope you're counting the shoveling as your trip to the gym :-)

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    1. Me, too (although I try not to over-indulge)

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  5. I love, love, love pizza! I just had the typical turkey dinner at my mom's. Maybe I'll suggest this for next Christmas!

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    1. Make sure to plan it out--in my experience most pizza places were closed on Christmas Day

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  6. The Christmas pizza looks wonderful. We won't be having our holiday party until well after the New Year because of everyone's conflicting schedules. Still, we did have an impromptu Christmas Eve dinner with my brother and nephew which was lovely.

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    1. I really liked spreading out the celebration, and will recommend we do it again next year.

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