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Timing Christmas Eve Dinner Issues

Looks like I'm doing the carrots too and it's great to hear about the lava cakes. I was just reading a bit more and it sounds like it is ok and to just add a minute or so to the cooking time.

Feeling relieved. Thanks everyone!

Dec 20, 2010
jasonleonard in Home Cooking

Timing Christmas Eve Dinner Issues

I like the idea of bean and figs on Wednesday. Do you think the carrots (since they're ribbon form) will hold up?

Dec 20, 2010
jasonleonard in Home Cooking

Timing Christmas Eve Dinner Issues

The cakes are fairly easy so that will wait until Friday. And great idea on the gratin.

There will also be a 1) Roasted fig & arugula salad 2) Green beans with pancetta 3) Glazed Carrot Ribbons.

Thank you grey this is helping.

Dec 20, 2010
jasonleonard in Home Cooking

Timing Christmas Eve Dinner Issues

I'll be making Christmas Eve dinner for 8 again this year, but there is a small twist. We are proud new parents and also will be travelling Thursday by car for 6 hours leaving in the am.

On Friday I will be able to prepare the appetizers, some sides and finish the beef wellington. However I would like to prepare the lobster bisque, molten chocolate cakes and (maybe) the potato au gratin in advance, all Wednesday evening, a full 2 days prior to consumption.

I think the soup will be fine, but am unsure about the stability of the dessert and gratin. If anyone can help me out and let me know if this is feasible it will save a lot of time!

Thank you.

Dec 20, 2010
jasonleonard in Home Cooking

Beef Wellington

@momnivore. I believe the reason for the prosciutto is so the pastry pase doesn't become soggy.

Dec 15, 2010
jasonleonard in Recipes