We always say every year.... it takes us days...when you count the shopping, and making the food...and all the work that day...it's like...wow...that's alot of work for 1 meal...I say it's totally worth it...except when it comes time to doing the dishes...then I say...hey, I did everything else....and make my husband do them all.
It takes me about a week I swear! I try to do alot ahead of time so I can enjoy the family. I use alot of those disposible foil pans for the side dishes for cooking. Any shortcut to avoid excess dishwashing!
Well i have a hubby and 4 little people. The deal in our house is i cook someone else cleans. Then after dinner i make a plate and i drive 45 minutes to bring a plate to my brother. We then have visit of our own. In the end it's worth it. After about 2 days of work Lol