the first holiday dinner is at my DDs on the 24th. I'm providing all the food because she did it all for Thanksgiving. So we are having ribeyes on the grill, some kind of potatoe, a vegetable, a salad and garlic bread. She is making the dessert.
the second holiday dinner is here for DH's daughters & families on the 26th. I am making barbeques; cheesy potatoes; coleslaw and a pumpkin dessert. So far none of them have offered to bring any food.
the third holiday dinner is here for my 3 brothers & families. I am making prime rib; baked potatoes; a baked corn casserole; 7 layer salad, rolls and pumpkin & banana cream pies.
DH picked the menu for the 26th. We only host every 4 yrs, but that dinner is for 14 this year.
The other two meals are starting to be a tradition. Last year for the dinner with my brothers & families, I had 16 people here. This is the only get together we have during the year unless we have a wedding or funeral in the family. So I guess that makes it special for them as well as for me. I haven't had any of them turn down the invitation yet. I think I will probably continue doing it for as long as I physically can. I know my Mom sure appreciates it.