Our Christmas Eve Menu

CocktailsChristmas Cosmopolitans

Appetizer — Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Salad — Green Leaf Lettuce, Beet, Goat Cheese, And Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entree — Roast Beef Tenderloin

Sides — Scalloped Potatoes & Fast Buttery Peas

Dessert — Bananas Foster

WinesSmoking Loon Viognier & Darioush Duel

(All recipes from America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook)

“Centuries of secularism have failed to transform eating into something strictly utilitarian. Food is still treated with reverence…To eat is still something more than to maintain bodily functions. People may not understand what that ‘something more’ is, but they nonetheless desire to celebrate it. They are still hungry and thirsty for sacramental life.”Alexander Schmemann (For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy)

What special food or drink is on your menu?

13 Responses to “Our Christmas Eve Menu”

  1. Smoking Loon (I miss their old label, the “hunting painting” of a duck in the high reeds enjoying a cigar) haven’t tried their Viognier. I’ll grab some today. (I was sipping Brazin’ Zin last night. but will be making mulled wine tonight ..if W&S hasn’t run out of spices.) Happy Christmas, to all at the Elrod compound.

  2. We usually have the honey-backed ham, but this year we are having turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green leafy salad, a vegie of some kind and then for dessert: our traditional buttermilk pie. No wine – still have underage kids at home. Enjoy your Christmas feasting. Sounds delicious.

  3. so, i don’t know mr/mrs/ms mcnair wilson, but i’m gonna have to ask you to make haste with the mulled wine recipe! ha ha!

  4. My Christmas Eve menu will consist of greasy Chinese fast food with egg drop soup, followed with some Big macs for dinner ^_^

  5. @Suzy, Mmm.. I love buttermilk pie even tho I haven’t had that for years.. maybe it’s time to eat it again this christmas ^_^

  6. This Christmas eve will be New York Strips, twice baked potaoes with smoked gouda, peppered bacon and carmelized onions within the recipe, spinach salad, and one very special piece of chocolate cheesecke sent by Les via Cheesecake Factory to be shared while he’s in Afghanistan eating the same to enjoy Christmas eve together.


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