Friday, December 24, 2004

A Christmas menu

My SO and I will be spending this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home with just the two of us, and like other holidays, food will be a central element for us (though presents will, of course, play a role as well). So, continuing in the theme of my Thanksgiving dinner post, here's an outline of what we'll be eating this holiday:

Christmas Eve Dinner:

We'll be following in the tradition of my SO's European family and having cold cuts and sausage for dinner. We stopped by a German deli today to pick up the cold cuts, and got some good crusty bread to go along with them.
  • Hungarian salami
  • Turkey
  • Provolone cheese
  • Both smooth and coarse liverwurst
  • Landjaeger (smoked sausages)
  • All the usual sides (mayonnaise, mustard, onions, etc.)

Christmas Day:

For breakfast we'll be having some homemade country sausage (and probably more of our good bread from the day before), and for dinner we'll have:
  • Salads (exact composition undetermined at this point)
    • Radagast will likely be having greens mixed with tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and sweet onions, with an olive vinagrette dressing.
    • Radagast's SO will likely be having greens mixed with feta cheese, toasted pecans, and apples, with a traditional vinagrette dressing.
  • Ham
  • Braised cider glazed turnips with apples and bacon
  • Mashed potatoes with wasabi
  • Cran-raspberry-pineapple gelatin conglomeration (you just can't have a holiday meal without it)
  • And, for dessert, a lemon tart.

And now, it's time to stop blogging and start eating, as they must say somewhere.

I'll likely be taking a break from posting over the weekend - happy holidays to all!

[Updated Jan 2, 2005 to link to recipes that were posted subsequent to this post.]

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