ted_badger and I invited some friends over for Christmas Eve dinner. We wanted to do something a bit different from our usual Saturday night routine which is family style. We decided on a multi-course plated meal. It was a lot of fun to put together and folks seemed to enjoy themselves.
Christmas Eve Menu
Antipasto with mozzarella & Parmesan cheese, speck, roasted red peppers, marinated olives and assorted breads.
Cha Siu Bow (steamed rolls filled with stir fried pork)
Escarole Salad with Salt Cod, Tuna and Olives
Roasted Cornish Game Hens served upon a bed of Braised Leek Dressing with Wilted Kale & Pancetta and Cranberry Chutney (picture under the cut)
Rice Pudding Brulee with currants and blackberries
Notes under here.
Another wonderful Saturday night filled with food and Flux, perhaps my favorite game ever.
December 6th menu
Linguini with creamy tomato sauce
Italian sausages (a mix of hot & sweet)
Green salad (Boston lettuce, chicory, parsley & roasted red peppers with a lemon vinaigrette)
Freshly baked bread by ted_badger
Alton Brown’s Fruitcake for dessert
Notes under here
We held the annual Trash Bag Party on November 29th this year. In exchange for the labor of my friends I provide various tasty food items through the day and well into the night. Here is this year’s offerings.
Hummus & pita
Guacamole & chips
Asst. Savory Puff Pastries
Steamed hot dogs
Hot Cross Buns
Brownies with cream cheese frosting
Fleur de Sol caramels
Fruit Swirl bars
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies