Post Edited (Littleneck) : 12/15/2009 4:59:08 AM (GMT-7)
I don't go to parties much anymore. Most of our things the past few yrs have been b/d parties for my mother. They are usually over my sister's house. I generally make the salads (potato, macaroni) and the desserts (cakes, pies, puddings). When my older sister and her DH had parties, they cooked up whatever the main menu was and I would make the desserts. I used to make deviled eggs, also.
I will probably be the one to do Christmas Eve, barring any health issues. I make everything, from A to Z, I've had ppl say, 'Oh, I'll bring ___________. And they come w/o so it is just easier to do it myself, instead of 1/2 a meal or no dessert. If they bring something, fine. If not, not a worry, I will have plenty.
I can't stand being late for anything, it just doesn't happen. I will be early to help out, if I'm not in the way, but I don't do late. W/ my family early isn't a prob, w/ my DH's family, they don't WANT the help. OK, fine!
God bless. Alice.