I make traditional italian...but would like to do different...
what is your tradition and what is your menu this year?
Ours - a big buffet not a real sit down
Assorted wines to meet the need
Hot cider and for the kids - shakes (may make peppermint for them this year - need a recipe for that)
pea soup or bean soup - undecided
Mussels in wine/garlic
Some kind of baked pasta (sigh) probably mannicotti
mushrooms stuffed with (this is my son's request) the TURKEY stuffing recipe (it is mostly egg/cheese, sweet onions, bread and ground veal or pork and fruit cocktail and no joke --that disappears into it and makes it taste reallllllllllly good. ---sounds disgusting tho...) When we carry this out -- I have to carry recipe cards..
baby green salad with m. oranges, rolls, deviled eggs
garbonzo beans with oil and lemon, garlic dressing
a spiral ham (sigh)
baked beans with sweet onions/dark molasses (sigh)
eggplant parm (sigh)
cheese cake, struffoli, some kind of sugar cookie
it is a real mish mosh of stuff --- and so tired of the... (sighs)