Christmas Eve 2010

A few friends joined us Christmas Eve for dinner. We use it as a chance to create a slightly fancier menu than we do most weeks. We even plate the courses rather than serving family style as is our usual method.

Roasted Celeriac Soup

Homemade rolls

Apple Pie with homemade vanilla bean ice cream


Saturday night – 12/18/10

Our friend Joe’s birthday falls toward the end of December. When asked what he’d like to have he mentioned fish tacos. So this week my “theme” was Mexican or maybe American-Mexican is a better way to put it.


  • Fish tacos
  • Pork tacos (seasoning based on this Cook’s Illustrated recipe – registration required)
  • Black bean & summer squash tacos
  • Spanish rice (Joy of Cooking)
  • Flour tortilla, mild mango salsa, medium tomato salsa, shredded cabbage, spicy mayo
  • Brown sugar cookies

Notes under here