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What is on your menu for the holiday feast?

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)

Dec 18, 2006
metaphysical_muse in Home Cooking

Temecula Area Eats...a Few Quick Notes

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.

Dec 16, 2006
metaphysical_muse in California