Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas menus

I've just finished finalizing the menus for the two meals that I am making this Christmas! Years ago our family started a tradition of having seafood on Christmas Eve. We began with lobster which was delicious but a logistical nightmare. All dressed up for a church service and trying to claw open a lobster does not really go hand in hand. Also, lobster can't really be made ahead of time and therefore makes for a less relaxing Christmas Eve. (Just ask my family - when I first started cooking everything took me SO long!) We've had plenty of rushed/late dinners. Thankfully, I've gotten a lot better! Over the years we have tried several different kinds of seafood dishes but haven't found THE one yet. So this year I'm trying something new (although something is tugging at the back of my mind that perhaps we've made this before). I believe my sister is trying a lobster bisque so I hope we can compare notes (we are not together this year for Christmas). Everything on the Christmas Breakfast menu is tried and true and delicious!

Christmas Eve Dinner
Peppermint Eggnog
Clams Casino
Christmas Soup (a really delicious broccoli soup)
Seafood Gratins
Salad with champagne vinaigrette
Gingerbread cupcakes with chocolate glaze and meringue buttercream

Christmas Morning Breakfast
Egg Strata with goat cheese and herbs
Gingerbread waffles with Christmas spice butter and berry preserves
Candied Bacon

By the way, the picture above has nothing whatsoever to do with menus. I just thought he was cute. He's been fun to look at all season!


  1. Yum...I would love the gingerbread waffle recipe!


  2. It all sounds yummy! Have a blessed peaceful Christmas Eve. (and may the weather be kind)


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