It just hit me this morning that Christmas Eve is a week from today. I mean, I KNEW this -- but yet it suddenly feels as if I’m entirely unprepared. Especially with the news that we may have yet another snow storm this Friday. Did I not predict a white Christmas?
Anyway, it's time for me to start putting serious thought into my holiday menu; I had planned on making something rather unique this year, and based upon the not so great feedback I've received -- I've opted to change it. No trying a Turducken this year…sigh. I'm a little sad, but that's okay -- I'll try it some other time. I'm also changing the menu a bit from what I usually do because my daughter is allergic to dairy products; and while she's always tolerated them she's right now at a point where she can not tolerate it at all, so to have a pasta such as lasagna or ravioli or even baked ziti which she couldn't eat -- would be unfair. So "ixnay on the astapay" this year.
So now that the menu is ironed out, I'm going to be food shopping on Friday -- and prepping on Sunday and Christmas Eve. And the menu for that day is as follows:
Shrimp Cocktail & Stuffed Scallops
Creamy Artichoke Soup & Antipasto
Prime Rib & Roasted Goose
Sausage Stuffed Italian Peppers
Fresh Greenbeans w. Portabella Mushrooms
Squash & Candied Sweet Potatoes
And I think that might be it for dinner. Dessert, I normally just ask people to bring things. I'm not the best pastry chef as I've attested to many a posts on here. I do however, make a yummy chocolate hot cake in a crockpot - aptly named chocolate mess. It's cake, and pudding, and sour cream and chocolate chips all melted together. So that's my dessert contribution.
Everyone else can do the baking - I'm all about the food.