Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Prep

I should've done this earlier - but better late than never - right??

MENU
CRUDITES & AMUSE-BOUCHE
Bell peppers
Carrots
Cucumber slices
Cheese
Black olives
Blue cheese stuffed green olives
Artichoke dip & chips
*We usually also do asparagus wrapped in ham - but I dropped the ball

DINNER
Sweet Broccoli Salad
My Mom's Famous Rolls
Ham
Ham Sauce 
Decadent Mashed Potatoes (usually we have Funeral Potatoes but we just had them last week & the kids are craving my mash)


December 23

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!!

December 24
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

December 25
Mis en place (cutting/prep) for apps
Ham
Rolls

DONE!!!

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