Christmas Eve 2008

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.

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2008 Trash Bag Party

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.

Snack Food
Hummus & pita
Deviled eggs
Guacamole & chips
Spiced Nuts
Asst. Savory Puff Pastries

Mains
Steamed hot dogs
Veggie Chili
Fruit Salad

Desserts
Hot Cross Buns
Brownies with cream cheese frosting
Fleur de Sol caramels
Fruit Swirl bars
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies