Holiday Menus

Mom and Dad are flying in from Chicago this weekend. Menu plan is as follows:

Sat Evening
  • Local Texas cheeses - 'Plain Jane' goat cheese, Bosque Blue, Blanca Bianca (wine washed, similar to Taleggio), Veldhuizen's Texas Aged Cheddar
  • Pasta with Grilled Gazpacho Sauce with Sausage, Gourmet, July 2007
  • Grilled Boneless Leg of Lamb, marinated with fresh oregano, thyme, rosemary

Sunday Breakfast
  • Quiche, bacon, sausage

Sunday Afternoon at Bob's
  • Bacon and Roasted Corn Gougeres, Gourmet Nov 2007
  • Homemade Eggnog (Rum and Bourbon)

Christmas Eve Breakfast
  • Strata of Gruyere and Sausage, Cooks Illustrated, long ago...
  • Homemade Eggnog (Rum and Bourbon)
Christmas Eve
  • Cheese Plate
  • Veggie Tray
  • French Onion Soup, Cooks Illustrated, Jan 2008
  • Homemade Eggnog (Rum and Bourbon)
Christmas Breakfast
  • Strata and quiche leftovers
  • Huevos Rancheros if needed
  • Homemade Eggnog (Rum and Bourbon)
Christmas Dinner
  • Smoked Salmon Spread - scallion, dill, lemon, Cuisine Rapide
  • Bacon and Roasted Corn Gougeres, Gourmet Nov. 2007
  • Tossed Salad, with Ricotta Salata and Balsamic Viniagrette
  • Ham with Orange Marmalade Glaze and Orange Bourbon Sauce
  • Cumin and Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Steamed Cauliflower
  • Snow Peas with Tomato and Mint
  • Chocolate Orange Pots de Creme, Gourmet Dec. 2007
Not sure if I'm kidding about the eggnog or not? Nope, no joke. At least until we run out, anyway.


Rebel said...

OMG! You had me at "Bacon and Roasted Corn Gougeres" YUM! I tried making regular gruere gougeres but I was not sucessful. My choux pastry is a bit hit or miss. But that sounds delicious.

Phineas said...

Rebel: recipe for these gougeres is (almost) foolproof. I'll post it.

Thank you for the leaving the FIRST COMMENT EVER on my cooking blog - which I care for much more than my random notes blog.

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