Post # 1
hey bees, I must be in the Christmas spirit! I need help. Every year I have 4 different Christmas’s. I’m looking for ideas on meals and apps so I can do something different this year. For my sibling Christmas last year I made this beautiful prime rib and my brother actually complained about it (jerk). Pinterest can be overwhelming sometimes so I need some real recipes from real people that don’t have the time to use 27 different cookie cutters for cheese! (Alittle salty over here, we’re not all master pastry chefs) help!!!
Post # 2
alfalfasprout10518 : If you want something different, I have two suggestions: one for dessert, the other one for a drink. Both are traditional (practically mandatory) for Christmas parties in Puerto Rico.
Dessert: tembleque de coco (coconut pudding):
The drink – Coquito (a kind of coconut eggnog with rum):
Both are easy; if I can make them, anyone can!
Post # 3
I love bacon wrapped dates. My favorite variation involves filling the date with a bit of manchego cheese and mango chutney.
I also make candied pecans and spiced pecans. You can do them in a slow cooker. No specific recipe but there are quite a few out there.
Post # 4
Serving meals like steak is so hard because there is such a wide variety of what people expect in how their steak is cooked. I would be tempted to have very different types of dinners if I were hosting four. Do other people bring foods or do you provide everything? What about one of the dinners being a pasta dinner? Different kinds of pastas with salads. You could also do a variety of soups. I also really like meals made solely out of appetizers. I’m pretty easy to please though and am perfectly happy eating bbq cocktail weenies, finger sandwiches, and various dips.
Post # 5
Who complains about prime rib?! I usually make this glazed ham which is super easy and tastes fancier than it actually is
And this year I’ll be making this Brussels sprouts salad
Post # 6
Brie en Croute (baked Brie wrapped in puff pastry). It looks really fancy for an appetizer, but it’s really easy. You can buy the puff pastry in the freezer section. I like to make mine with apricot jam and sliced almonds. I serve it with crackers and fruit. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-baked-brie-in-puff-pastry-226326
Also, I love Tourtiere (pork pie) for Christmas. It’s really good with a spicy red pepper relish on the side. http://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/classic-french-canadian-tourtiere/
Post # 7
claroquesi : this all ooks amazing and i would totally be on board except my hubby is allergic to cocnut! bastard.
annabananabee : sounds really good, ill check it out!
FutureMrsBex : i make many different meals. i wont do the prime ric again because its expensive and if its not appreciated, why bother? i also make a turkey and spaghetti and meatballs. im just tired of the same stuff every year. honestly just doing a whole app meal would be really fun and different, thanks!
fran01 : i know tight?! hes a crazy person. i have never made ham in my life but that looks delicious!
HoneysHoney : brie is a favorite in our house but ive never wrapped it in pastry, i will definitely try that!
Post # 8
alfalfasprout10518 : Allergic to coconut???? That is tragic; no other way to describe it!
Post # 9
claroquesi : i completely agree with you. i love coconut.