>Off the Beaten Path>Christmas Eve - what's on the menu?
Homemade tamales with red sauce, green rice with roasted corn & red peppers, spicy yam wedges, a cobbler made from home grown raspberries & a friend's homegrown peaches, and wine.
Oh, and except for pickled things, this thread is making me almighty hungry. YUM.
Needs more cowbell!
Me too...even with the pickled things...EAT ALL THE THINGS!!!
Except we have to go to plan B. We just remembered that our favorite Chinese joint is always closed on Mondays. Big grocery store 20 minutes away is open until 7, so DH just made a last minute trek out to scrounge something up. Might do an assortment of petite filets and scallops or lobster tail. Rugrat just wants a frozen pizza.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
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Informal "finger food" buffet at the inlaws, but they wouldn't let me come unless I brought my lobster mac & cheese
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This whole lobster + cheese combo is killing me...I must have it!
We always cook with wine. Sometimes it's an ingredient in what we're cooking, too.
Tamales have become a Christmas Eve tradition, because we make a run to the Mexican shop to pick up chorizo for Christmas Day paella, and, well tamales are there and delicious.
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
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Barbecue (the noun, not the verb)
Eggs, sausages and toast.
Laying low tonight before tomorrow's food fest.
Not really a "formal sit-down," but we'll be with my father-in-law's family, and it's usually some kind of casual fare. Taco salad, hot dogs, that kind of thing. Which I have zero problem with. I don't know if it's because I finally got around to reading (well, listening to) Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" this year, but I am just looking forward to hanging out with family more than usual.
"God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people
not lazy, just tired
Everything sounds delicious, but especially the steamers, lobster, cheese soufflé. Being part Swedish, I do love pickled herring. It's just DH, me, and our three sons here. We're having chicken breasts rolled around stuffing, mushrooms and dried cranberries, wild rice, and sugar snap peas. Home made cookies and ice cream with hot fudge or butterscotch sauce for dessert.
Not if it makes sense.
Pizza's on its way, beer cracked open, watching King of the Hill. We'll open gifts later.
Added a couple (okay, several) splashes of brandy to the cheese sauce; it's divine!
Leftovers today (since I won't be around to eat them tomorrow) ... cold sliced tenderloin, followed by salmon with lemon-butter sauce and half an avocado with macadamia oil. (A pathetic, motley assortment, but WTH? I'm a bachelorette!)
pace sera, sera
1st time w/o our adult kids (23, 25). youngest moved out just this last Sat. so Papa Murphy's Pizza for wife & I. will have kids here for Christmas dinner. yeah!
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2013 goal: Master's PR HM Recover from illness/finish the year strong
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