Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Preparations are well underway for Christmas Eve supper here at Chez W. The menu is set and there's much cooking to be done today.

Here is the menu:

Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce
Crackers with Goat Cheese and Fresh Blackberries

Baked Ham
Potato Salad
Bacony Baked Beans
Ambrosia Salad
(regular and sugar-free options)
Assorted Breads & Rolls
Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese Tray
Mayo & Mustard

Assorted Desserts
Sugar-Free Banana Pudding

Coffee, Tea, Fruited Water
Red Wine, Mead
Assorted Spirits

Tomorrow we'll be heading over to my brother & sister-in-law's place for Christmas brunch; then it's off to the movies to watch... well, a movie, to be determined. After that we'll be heading back home for some much-needed lazing about and eating of leftovers.

Here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!


Lulu said...

Can I PLEASE come to your house for Christmas? If so, I must warn you...the goat cheese will be all MINE!

Amanda - I hope that you and your fammily have a very Merry Christmas!

Amanda said...

Sure, Lulu, come on over! We're eating at 6:30! Thank you for the Christmas wishes--be well, my friend.

George Erdosh said...

I love your idea of your series of kitchen tips. Keep going with them until you reach 100.

My new book (Nov/08) is filled with kitchen tips, in fact, each chapter is a series of kitchen tips with recipes here and there.

Definitely worth checking out:

Tried and True Recipes from a Caterer’s Kitchen—Secrets of Making Great Foods

Rebecca said...

WOW what a menu!

Have a blessed Christmas, Amanda. :) God bless you and yours!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas! Your menu looks fantastic!

Amanda said...

Many thanks, George. I need to get back to posting those!

Rebecca--thank you, and Merry Christmas to you & your family. We do have to get together sometime.

Kathy, my friend. Thank you.

Christmas Eve recap: the meal was a success--plenty of food for all, and LOTS of leftovers! The chevre & blackberries were a HUGE hit. I had to mix it with some mascarpone to make it a spreadable consistency, however. The blackberries were a perfect accompaniment to the saltiness of the goat cheese. Everything else was good, traditional food. The sugar-free ambrosia salad was, dare I say BETTER than regular 5-cup salad!

Hippolyra said...

I hope you have a lovely Christmas Amanda, my 2009 resolution is to blog more and read more blogs - I have been missing out for months now!

H x

Amanda said...

Why thank you, H! I hope we'll see you around more often--I've missed you!

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