Christmas menus from Barb’s Kitchen, 2007

My mother-in-law is visiting us this Christmas. She appreciates excellent food, so we plan to have lots of it. Tonight, Christmas Eve, we’ll start with crackers and roasted red pepper hummus. Dinner will be Satay chicken with rice and broccoli. We’ll be nibbling on banket for dessert.

Tomorrow, we’ll be grilling filet mignon. That will be served with Bearnaise sauce (I’ve told Dave that there is a serious shortage of bears around here, so I’ll need to first do some research on making this.) Accompanying this fine meat will be my mother-in-law’s own Cheesy Potato Casserole, braised asparagus, Pear Salad with Raspberry vinaigrette, and sourdough. We’ll finish the meal with Chocolate Mousse. I’m thinking that should hold us for several days!
Meanwhile, if anyone gets desperately hungry while the food is cooking, they can snack on pumpkin bread, banket, molasses cookies, Chex Mix, granola, or muffins. Right now my kitchen is a veritable treasure trove of calorie-laden riches!

Merry Christmas,