Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Food Porn

I am hosting Christmas dinner for my family this year. I am sad that Martha is in jail, because this will be a Martha affair. I will most likely be in food prep for a couple days. So far, here is the menu:
Appetizers
cheese and crackers
dill dip in a round rye bread
shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce ( horseraddish from Aunt Lila's crop)
The Main Event
3 cheese lasagna with sweet Italian sausage
Baked ham, dressed in clove and pineapple
green bean casserole
mashed potatoes and ham gravy
tossed salad that will feature: garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with oven roasted pine nuts and tangy dried cranberries over a bed of tender field greens served with a basil vinegrette
home made dinner rolls
relish tray with olives and pickles

Dessert Buffett
Marble cake with chocolate fudge frosting ( Happy Birthday Kayana)
peanut butter balls
cherry pie
chocolate jumbos
Dana's home made fudge
Coffee and teas

I wish I had one of those dessert carts Grandma Ina used to have. She would load it up and wheel it out to the dining room table. When we move to a bigger house, I am on a mission to find one!

Bon Appetite!

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Martha! An obvious example of the man keeping us down. Her crime was ridiculously minor and she is punished while worse people (read:men) go free!

Your menu is exquisite, however you have down played the beauty of my "tossed salad". Anyone can make a "tossed salad". I prefer to describe mine as:

garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with oven roasted pine nuts and tangy dried cranberries over a bed of tender field greens served with a basil vinegrette

ps....we're bringing the shrimp!

Dana said...

LOL. I am editing the salad write up. I wasn't sure what you were tossing. :)