CRUDITES & AMUSE-BOUCHE
Blue cheese stuffed green olives
Artichoke dip & chips
*We usually also do asparagus wrapped in ham - but I dropped the ball
Sweet Broccoli Salad
My Mom's Famous Rolls
Decadent Mashed Potatoes (usually we have Funeral Potatoes but we just had them last week & the kids are craving my mash)
Sweet Salad Dressing for the Broccoli Salad: My dressing is usually pink by the time I dress the salad bc of the purple onion in it - but I didn't feel like cutting onions today. This dressing just gets better the longer it sits - no brainer!
Ham Sauce: Game changer people. So glad I found this. Also gets better the longer it sits.
Artichoke Dip: add all ingredients and combine thoroughly, put in a 9x13" casserole dish, cover w plastic wrap and put in your refrigerator. Christmas Day, bring it out of the fridge about an hour before you want to cook it (I generally take it out after breakfast so we can munch on it in the afternoon) then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, bread chunks, celery sticks, carrots - whatever!!
Decadent Mashed Potatoes make and refrigerate instead of putting in the oven. Pull out after breakfast so it has time to come up to room temperature before putting it in the oven.
Sweet Broccoli Salad - make and dress
Mis en place (cutting/prep) for apps