Sunday, December 26, 2010

Who Needs a Gravy Boat

When you have an ingenious 18 year old.

While preparing Christmas dinner we found ourselves short of a bowl to put the gravy in since all of the bowls I usually use were dirty or already in use.  Hard to imagine considering since my beloved in laws downsized [read: gave all of their housewares to us] we have enough serving ware to entertain the 7th fleet.

Enter the lovely Squirrel.  She looked around the kitchen and spied our snowman fondue pot.  Awesome.  Not only is it the perfect size for gravy and a ladle but with the addition of a tea light [or sterno] the gravy stayed hot all during dinner.  Bonus!  It's festive too. hee

I love this idea.*

Just as must fun is we started a tradition this year of wearing our pajamas to dinner.  I figured since it was just the immediate family and the girls had new pjs to wear what the heck.  Stylin' and comfortable - plus elastic waist pajama pants allow for more turkey and gravy. ;)

*Raise your hand if you know I am going to be scouring the interwebs to find either a pilgrim head or a turkey fondue pot for our next Thanksgiving.

12 comments:

Thisisme said...

Gravy boat - ingenius or what?? Love the idea of having dinner in your pyjamas - that sounds like my kind of dinner!!

Mynx said...

the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. Brilliant idea to use the fondue set

RV Vagabonds said...

Ingenious--both the idea to use the fondue pot and pjs to dinner for comfort and expansion.

Jeannie said...

Love the pajamas for Dinner. I may start that tradition every night. And the fondue for gravy was ingenius.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I hope you took pictures of the pajama fest. That is so friggen' you! Love it and love the fondue/gravy boat idea.

Roundabout said...

We also wear pjs all day on xmas! We always give the girls & eachother new pjs xmas morning. Thats what we wear to my inlaws for our xmas party later that day. It took several years, but they now have their pjs on when we arrive. Much more comfy!
& I love the gravy boat idea!

ellen abbott said...

oooo, PJs at dinner. Now that's a good idea! Our christmas dinners growing up were on christmas eve and they were always formal affairs. Dressiest dresses and suits and tuxes.

caterpillar said...

Squirrel seems to be quite creative and resourceful....glad to know you had fun...

sapphireblue said...

Of course, she's a smart young lady.

Odie Langley said...

I love it all, the selection of the serving container, the PJ's and all. I am all for doing what really makes you happy and going along with what others might think. I think you did awesome.
Odie

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what a great idea! love the fondue pot idea, especially since it's a snowman.

Sandra said...

Aren't you glad Squirrel is getting such a fine education! hahaha!