Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my dear friends!  December just flew by me with extra cooking for special events at church, my children's music concerts to attend, gatherings with friends, and the next thing I realized is that I haven't kept you updated since the first of the month!  Have you had as busy a month as I have?

Despite the commercialism of the Christmas season, December is truly my favorite part of the year.  IPC has the most beautiful Christmas program called Lessons and Carols where our 100 member choir sings beautiful hymns and carols, and the story of Jesus' birth is told.  Click here to hear our wonderful IPC Choir. 

And it was a special treat to attend my son's high school Christmas program.  

This is quite an impressive performance by a group of high school students.  And oh! My son is the handsome, black haired cellist in the second chair.  

This year marks my 5th year as the Church Cook at IPC.  My staff and I have cooked enough food to feed close to 20,000 people this year.  And our goal has been to keep our food healthy, good, and consistent.  And thanks to my super amazing staff, we have done that this year.  I feel so privileged to exercise this God-given gift of cooking for His people at church.  

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you so much for reading this humble blog.   

With Love, 
Kay, The Church Cook


  1. Such a beautiful church! Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

  3. Merry Christmas to you too! We have had a busy December also. Just want to say I love your blog, and it helped me so much before Thanksgiving!

  4. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I'll be following along here in the months to come :)

  5. Hi Kay - Congrats on your five years! You're the best church cook I know. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. The performance is impressive as well. Happy New Year!!

  6. What a lovely video, Kay! Congrats on such success...Happy (Belated) Christmas, too =)

  7. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Kay! All the best to you and the family in the new year :)

  8. A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family Kay. I think you are one of the luckiest women in the world to have such a charmed life with such a beautiful family and a job that fulfills a higher duty and brings so many people happiness.

  9. My daughter Jordan's orchestra just did the Hallelujah Chorus at her winter concert this past December too. I love watching and hearing them perform (one of the things I'll miss most). She was 1st violin 2nd chair at Timothy Christian School in Elmhurst, IL. She graduated two months ago and she's headed to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL on a full ride academic scholarship.... I absolutely adore your blog.

    1. Hello, BreN! Thank you so much for your visit! How wonderful that your daughter has a full ride to college!! That's what I hope for my son, too! He want to study medicine but enjoys music so much, too! Great to connect with you!