Post # 1
We are looking to do a fancy dinner for Christmas this year. I know my mom already has the shrimp and scallops. We usually have french onion soup, but I would like to do something a little different this year!
What do you do for Christmas dinner? Do you have any fancy menu ideas?
Post # 3
The scallops would good go very well with some braised leeks, roasted aspargus topped with the seared scallops and some gorgonzola sauce!
Then use the shrimp for appetizer tossed in a cajun seasoning and roasted and place one shrimp on top of a thin square slice of polenta (buy the premade stuff that comes in a roll for this) that has been pan fried till brown and slightly crispy
Post # 4
We usually do a Feast, just like Thanksgiving but instead we have a Honey Baked Ham! YuM!
My favorite dishes are the ham, green bean casserole and pie!
Post # 5
The scallop dish sounds wonderful!! Thank you! I’ve never had polenta before, is it grainy?
Post # 6
For a side dish, you could make my favorite dish ever: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Carmelized Shallots and Crispy Pancetta.
It is easy to make and beyond delicious. It looks fancy too!
Post # 7
We do a feast- since it’s just us this year we’re planning
– Rack of Lamb
– vegetable side
– Tres Leche for dessert
– Appetizers: possibly scallops or if they have sushi grade fish available some sort of tartar.
Post # 8
@Lolasmomma: If you buy the premade kind in a tube its firm, but softand tender inside, not grainy. There is also the polenta you make at home which is a lot like grits.
@Linz1231: That sounds super yummy! Brussels are my fav veggie.
Post # 9
We always have a traditional Norwegian dinner for Christmas Eve. My mom makes kjottboller (meatballs) with brown gravy, mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce, homemade lefse, green beans with almonds & risengrot (warm rice pudding) for dessert.
Christmas day we’re doing roasted tenderloin of beef with a mushroom & red wine sauce, brussle sprouts, salad, roasted potatoes, & lots of desserts. YUM!
Post # 10
We like to switch it up from turkey so we make a prime rib.
Post # 11
@Linz1231: I’ve had that before and it is delicious!! Yumm!! Now my mouth is watering!
Post # 12
We usually make some super yummy Baked Ziti, Garlic Bread and Chocolate Mousse for Christmas, I do all the cooking for my fam but everyone loves it so I dont mind 🙂
Post # 13
This year I am doing:
Roquefort Pear Salad
Gnocchi Mac & Cheese
Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus
Herb Roasted Chicken
Post # 14
I’m jealous of everyone’s fancy food. We do deli trays with turkey and ham….and we do sandwiches and lots of sides =.
I’d love to have a nice slab of medium rare prime rib