Christmas dinner and app help

posted 9 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
3012 posts
Sugar bee

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):

Recipe here:

The drink – Coquito (a kind of coconut eggnog with rum):

Recipe here:

Both are easy; if I can make them, anyone can!

Post # 3
4398 posts
Honey bee

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
3740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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 # 6
1366 posts
Bumble bee

alfalfasprout10518 :  

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. 

Also, I love Tourtiere (pork pie) for Christmas. It’s really good with a spicy red pepper relish on the side.  

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