What Will Be on YOUR Dinner Table this Christmas?
I love to test out new recipes, and I do so weekly throughout the year. Some succeed; others fail (like this week's fish dish!)
I also try to make something new each holiday season. One year I did an ‘overnight in the fridge then baked in the morning’ French toast. That one was a BIG failure; the bread was soggy and didn’t taste as though it had cooked all the way through. We ended up munching on banana bread and cereal instead, but I’m happy to report that my colossal French toast failure has NOT stopped me from testing out new recipes.
This year I have two new items on the holiday menu: one for breakfast, one for dinner. For the morning I’ll test out an egg and cheese casserole that gets prepared and baked when you wake. It combines cheese, spinach, and eggs and for the meat lovers in my family I'm including some cut up sausage on one side of the dish.
Around three we’ll try out a pear and blue cheese appetizer. There’s something about pears and blue cheese that I love, and this one gets baked so the cheese and pear melt together. (I can almost taste it now, so I hope it turns out good!)
For dinner I’m doing the standard meal: ham with pineapple, green beans, and mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Nothing crazy, although I do have a potato and celery root recipe I’m contemplating putting together to taste. The pie? Well, I have to admit I bought it with a coupon and on sale! I find since I'm not the best baker in the world it's better if I purchase the pie rather than attempt to make one and wind up with something not quite yummy like I want.
What about you? What is on your dinner table this Christmas? Give me ideas of things I might want to try next year, and include a recipe if you can! If my recipes turn out, I promise to share them with you in the New Year.
In the meantime, here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading and responding to my blog posts each week, and for being such a wonderful part of the Everydayfamily.com community!
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