Hello- New to boards here. Everyone's menus sound amazing! Me and my mom are doing Christmas dinner for 17 this year. It's been a bit of a battle between her somewhat conservative tastes and my more eccentric ones, but here's what we've come up with:
App: -Mixed cheeses with crackers and veggies
Dinner: -Lamb with a red currant and mint sauce -Roasted root veggies (parsnips, carrots, rutabegas, onions) with a roasted garlic dressing -Potato gratin -Peas with mint (hmmm... too much mint?) -Dinner rolls
Dessert: -Baba au Rhum (The Barefoot Contessa's recipe, has anyone tried it? Might be a little over-ambitious, but if I completely wreck it there's always the backup cookies) -Pecan bars dipped in chocolate -Cream cheese lemon cookies -Hazlenut-jam thumbprint cookies -Spicy ginger-molasses cookies
Whew! All this has reminded me of all the work I still have to do! Happy Holidays and Seasons Eatings everyone. 3:o)
If you like Indian food, A Taste of India (off Jefferson- same shopping center as Sizzler) is pretty good. They have a lunch buffet during the week so you can have a bit of everything. Otherwise, their tandoori chicken is very tasty, as is the rice pudding for dessert.
I have to agree about Temecula seriously lacking in the food department. It's the land of the chains, unfortunately. But, at least they have restaurants. I live in Lake Elsinore and we were pretty excited when they finally opened a Chiles.