Holiday & Party Recipes
Every year since Mike and I have been married we've celebrated Christmas Eve with a special dinner, either made by me or by my friend Lola. This is following in the Argentine tradition of having a family party, often a potluck, on Noche Buena. Since Mika was born 3 years ago Christmas Eve dinners have been at our house, so that she can go to sleep at a semi-reasonable hour, which puts the onus of cooking on me. This is usually not a problem as I love to entertain, but this year I'm 7 ½ months pregnant and get tired very easily. Thanksgiving dinner made me realize that cooking a multi-course dinner was beyond my physical abilities.
Still, I was determined to have a great Christmas Eve dinner so I decided to look for dishes that would be wonderful but that I could either (or preferably both) prepare in advance and that would take a minimal effort. With the help of Epicurious.com I was extremely successful. Lola and Iggy also helped as they brought a salad, home-made bread and dessert.
My final menu consisted of:
- Pancetta, Leek, and Goat Cheese Tartlets
- Mushroom Soup
in turn followed by
- Prime Rib with Cabernet Jus
- Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
a favorite recipe from the Zuni's cookbook
- Roasted Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar
- Stouffers Sourdough Stuffing
what can I say? I like this stuff!
brought by Lola & Iggy
- Lemon cake
also brought by Lola & Iggy
Everything I made, I'd make again.