Do you prefer to stay at home, prepare homemade meal for Christmas Day or dine outside?
I prefer to stay at home with family, and let them help with the meal preparation. Christmas and family fit well together. Of course, we can entertain others outside the family circle; so long as our family is together.
I find that both ways can be very rewarding. At times I prefer staying at home and preparing things the way I like them and sharing my cooking talents with others. Other times, it is nice to go out and just be served and not worry about the mess, or eating left overs for a period of time. At least, that was before I got smart and started freezing leftovers and having them another time when the mood strikes me. But, I am grateful that i still have a choice.
I enjoy eating at home, but I've also been curious about eating out on the holiday. But if your partner thinks that it sounds strange .... I may just venture out on my own to see for myself.
I think that either way is fine. It's all in your perspective and the company in which you're sharing the dinner with. Not everything needs to be a home cooked meal.
Instead of preparing a traditional dinner with turkey, ham, goose, etc. we go to church in the morning and then prepare a large brunch to eat while we open presents. Much of the work can be done ahead of time (cinnamon rolls, potato casserole in the crock pot, fruit and cheese platters, apple crisp, etc.). Perhaps not the healthiest way to eat, but it's easy
Homemade meal at my brother's. Roastbeast yummy don't hold back on the massed potatoes and gravy.
I definitely prefer to prepare my own meal at home, especially since I've become gluten-free vegan. It's a tough discipline, and I don't feel like putting my health into someone else's hands, especially when the motive is for commercial purposes. Food preparation should be done with loving care with the best produce, things on which major restaurant establishments fall short.
Besides, when you're steaming vegetables, the steam is good for the skin!
by Mary Wickison 4 years ago
Do you prefer to stay home for the holidays or visit other places?Would you consider going on vacation during the holiday season? Do you plan to visit family or does your family come to you?Photo courtesy of Pixabay
by peachy 3 years ago
Do you prefer to dine out or eat at home on Christmas Day?I had been dining at home on Christmas Day for years. Th last time I dine out on Christmas Day was 20 years go. Meals are expensive and so are parking fees. Exorbitant fees. Dining at home maybe be boring but comfy. What do you think?
by Elizabeth Yetter 5 years ago
Do you like homemade / handmade gifts for Christmas?Every Christmas, I plan out either homemade or handmade gifts for family. Sometimes it's scarves, sometimes home baked breads. I prefer to receive handmade gifts over store bought gifts. How do you feel about this practice? I've heard some people...
by TheHoleStory 4 years ago
Do you prefer fancy gourmet or homemade Christmas cookies?
by Carmen Beth 2 years ago
France or Italy: which do you prefer to stay in?Each has its own unique charm and beauty- food, places, locals, and almost everything in connection to life's simple pleasures and luxuries.
by Shane Lambert 17 months ago
Do you prefer to cook your own meals or go out to eat?I enjoy cooking evening meals, but too often I hear people complain that they don't have the time to cook. They would rather spend an hour or more in a restaurant. Does that not take time? Which do you prefer - cooking or dining out - and why?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|