Nothing says "Christmas in New England" as sitting down to two (2!) cold-foods buffets on the same day.
Just shoot me.
I offered to cook-heck, I was real close to the "begging/pleading" line, but my hostess is intent on her scheme of no cooking/minimal cleaning for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast I can handle; bagels for baby Jesus and panettone have been traditional in my family. Yes, some eggs would be nice, and nothin' says "Joyeaux Noel" like canadian bacon, but I can settle. It's the idea of a dinner of completely chilled or room temperature foods that makes me think at least my head should be allowed in the holiday oven.
I can bring anything I want that hews to her ideals. Last night I was thinking a pesto tart would be festive, today I just want to cry. Any ideas? Anyone want to stop by unexpectedly with a crock of summin' hot? hmmmm?