Christmas Menu

December 23, 2011 • Resources

I know many of you are stopping by for some last minute Christmas menu ideas. For breakfast, try French Toast Stuffed with Cranberry Cream Cheese. For appetizers, I recommend my Bacon Pecan Cheeseball. For drinks, let me suggest Winter Wassail or Pumpkin Eggnog, both family-friendly. For a fun side-dish option, try Yam Stuffed Taters. And for dessert, I offer you Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake. Feel free to check out the Christmas category in the recipe index for more ideas or keep reading to see what I’ll be cooking up for Christmas dinner.

Our Christmas week is full of comfort and joy as we celebrate Christmas and the birthdays of two of our children as well. On Tuesday, we had Star Wars Lego Gingerbread Cupcakes in honor of our middle child’s 7th birthday. And, on Monday, we will celebrate our daughter’s 4th birthday. In between, we will enjoy our very first Alaskan Christmas… with church and stockings and presents and food, glorious food.

As I was doing some cooking and menu-planning for the big day, I decided to let you in on what our table will look like come Christmas. Back in November, we earned two free turkeys at our local Fred Meyer store, so we set the smaller of the two birds aside for Christmas this year. However, we are already hatching plans to start a new tradition next year – to go all Deadliest Catch and have Alaskan crab for Christmas dinner. But, back to this year, here’s what I’m up to in the kitchen for our intimate supper with our family of five:

For Dinner:

Good Eats Roast Turkey w/pan gravy
Holiday Cranberry Sauce
Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Sage Sausage

Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Green Beans with Mushroom Sauce and Panko Bread Crumbs

For Dessert:

Maple Sweet Potato Pie

I would love to hear what your family will be eating for Christmas dinner, too. Leave me a comment and let me know. Whatever it is, I hope that you are surrounded by family and friends with happy hearts and happy tummies.

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