For the past million years, all holidays have been at our house. First just us and mom and siblings, then as years went by add kids plus others. So we were up to 10. Over the years, we lost my mom and sister but we’ve added more to the table. Last Christmas we had 18 and I’ve decided I’m getting old.
It not so much the cooking ,but all the clean up, So this year, starting with Thanksgiving, we are giving up the “fancy” china (brought at a grocery store early in our marriage LOL) and going to “nice” disposable plates and cups. I will use real flatware. Having a plastic fork snap in half while stabbing at the turkey, just takes away from the meal.
It’s sort of sad to give up the real dishes. I always set the tables (yes 2 tables) a few days before and admired the setting. Then in a matter of mins, it’s time to clean.
So what’s it like at your house?