As every year, Irma was once again faced with the question of what should be served at Christmas? When the kids were little it was less of a problem. But now with three adult children, one should also consider their tastes and wishes. Although when she thought of the past few years, she could never please everyone.
The youngest son and her husband agreed: Christmas Eve herring salad, the first holiday roast goose with red cabbage and dumplings, the second holiday loin in batter with potato salad. Two of them complied, but the oldest thought Christmas Eve should start with cheese fondue while the daughter wanted sushi. On the first holiday, the two tended to stuffed veal breast with napkin dumplings and Peking duck. Cordon Bleu with potato croquettes and boiled fillet with horseradish sauce was suggested for the second holiday, although consideration had to be given to the elder's vegan friend. How could you bring these different ideas under one roof or in one pot? Basically, she wanted one thing: not having to spend the whole day in the kitchen!
A democratic vote was needed. Everyone was allowed to forgive a minus. The result was that Sushi was removed from the list on Christmas Eve. The Peking duck was deleted for the first holiday. On the second holiday, Tafelspitz was the loser.
So there were two dishes left per day. In a further vote, their loved ones could not agree. Each dish was given two minus points. So Irma decided democratically to cast her voice in the weighing pan and thus tip the scales. It voted for cheese fondue on Christmas Eve, roast goose on the first holiday and stuffed veal breast for the second holiday. Basically, she could have decided beforehand what should be served.
When she leafed through a travel brochure in mid-December, she discovered a very tempting offer: wellness over Christmas in a hotel with an appealing ambience. That would be a solution that she might like. Her husband was not averse to this, since he had not yet bought a Christmas present for her. He also believed that the children were old enough to realize their Christmas and Christmas dinner ideas themselves. He could then alternate to go to the place that best suited him!
So they decided that Irma should get the wellness holiday as a present and be spoiled for the holidays and not have to spend half the day in the kitchen as before, so that her children were criticized at table.
Said and done! Irma spent relaxing days and came back satisfied and rested after Christmas. So she was able to accept the upcoming wishes for New Years and New Years. Whereby she shot through her head that the wellness hotel also had an offer from Christmas to New Year ... well, next year she also had a Christmas wish free and who knows how it would turn out?