we're leaving tomorrow for my folks' house, which is ten hours away. I cook every christmas, which can be stressful because I don't have all of my familiar tools and cookware around. Also, they have high hopes--I guess I've succeeded in impressing them in the past, so they are all really excited to see what I'll come up with each year.
My spouse and I are vegetarian, but my family isn't. I know it may seem selfish to cook a vegetarian meal in this situation, but no one really minds, and I have absolutely no experience cooking meat. They seem to like it when I come up with alternative approaches to the traditional meal and I haven't heard any complaints. I can always add cold cuts or something like prosciutto to the appetizers.
Any ideas? I'm just sort of at a loss. I guess I'd like to keep it simple. I feel really stressed about it right now.