Sunday, December 26

Christmas Day Menu and Memories

Merry Christmas 2010!  What a great holiday we had - it was my first time making Christmas dinner, first time roasting a turkey, and first time cooking a lot of these recipes.  I would do them all over again - and can't wait to cook again next year!

The day started with Christmas gifts and Breakfast Casserole

Then our friends Lee and Michelle came over and we had delicious appetizers to tide us over until dinner - Alton Brown's Shrimp Cocktail and Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Dinner turned out perfect!  Here is the full menu:

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey
Mom and Peggy's Thanksgiving Dressing
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce
Turkey Gravy
Creamed Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta
Rutabaga and Turnip Gratin
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Garlicky Brocollini (Michelle is sending me the recipe - stay tuned!  It was delish!)

Dad was in charge of carving the turkey.

After dinner we had Pumpkin Cake for dessert!  First time I have ever baked a cake - it turned out really well.

We really couldn't have asked for a more perfect Christmas. 

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