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.

2 comments:

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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