Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Dinner 2011

I guess it's about time that I started getting serious about finalizing my menu for Christmas dinner. The entree, Coq au Vin, is set and I think I have all the necessary ingredients on hand, including a free-range chicken.

So, here's my proposed menu.
  • Appetizers (smoked salmon, cheese, crackers, Chilean Pinot Noir)
  • Green Salad (store-bought salad mix with Italian dressing)
  • Squash Soup
  • Shrimp Cocktail (simple: shrimp + cocktail sauce)
  • Coq au Vin (over new potatoes with crusty bread)
  • Lagniappe (tortilla chips & salsa)
  • Sweet Potato Pie

The word is: SLOW. As in "eat slowly". If I am to have any hope of making it through this menu I am going to have to refine the art of nibbling. Even so there's about an 80% chance that I will not be having a piece of Sweet Potato Pie at the end of this menu.

Food. I do love you so.

1 comment:

  1. Just for the record, I seriously curtailed this menu. As luck would have it, I had a slightly scratched cornea from my contacts on Christmas. The pain was a bit annoying and I had to do without wearing a contact in my left eye. I did make the Coq au Vin, but everything else was pushed into the queue. When I got around to making the squash soup and the sweet potato pie, both were delicious, even if the soup was sweeter than I'd prefer my soups to be.