Can you believe that Christmas is just a few days away? I sure can’t! The tradition in our family is for me to host Christmas Eve dinner and for Mama to host a mid-afternoon meal on Christmas Day. I’ve debated what to cook for a while now and I think I’ve finally figured out what I’ll make. I like to make a lot so that there are sure to be leftovers to enjoy in days to come.
Christmas Eve Dinner 2010:
~Assorted Vermont cheese and crackers
~Crown Rib Roast – Ordered from a local meat shop.
~Mashed potatoes with gravy – I have never made gravy. I have watched Mama make it fifty million times, so I should be ok on my own. Plus, she’ll be there while I make it to supervise.
~Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta – I blogged about this recipe back in October.
~Stewed Tomatoes -I will use a recipe from the Mrs. Rowe’s cookbook. If you are ever traveling on Route 81 through Virginia, stop in Staunton at Mrs. Rowe’s. You won’t be sorry!
~Pineapple Casserole – My recipe is very similar to this one from Paula Dean.
~Rolls – Sister Shubert from the grocery store – love these!
~5 Flavor Pound Cake – This recipe is pretty much the same as the one I’ll use.
~Eggnog Ice Cream
My mouth is already watering.
What are your Christmas Eve plans? Do you have a big meal or do you spend a quiet evening at home? I’ll probably pass out pretty early after enjoying this meal!