Here is the menu for tonight, I tried to have some traditional items and flavors like ginger, mincemeat and Rum, but instead of a Turkey I went vaguely Greek with Lamb and Greek salad.
Since I took the picture of this menu I have made two changes. The Gougére are gone, sometimes I get so excited when making a menu I just want to make everything! By noon today I realized there was going to be more than too much food and the last thing we needed way another cheese filled item to complete the already over full list of appetizers! The Savory Pecan cookies I’ve made these several times, always tinkering with the recipe and I think this version is the winner.I promise to most the recipe sometime soon! For the main course I tried to keep it simple, the only involved dish are the sweet potatoes and they were all prepped 2 days ago. Where I really went overboard on desserts because if I were to say I had a christmas tradition it would be baking! I was very pleased with the way the Ginger Stout Bundt turned out and look forward to having it with Rum Ice Cream and Pear compote. Good thing my yoga studio is open tomorrow. Cherry chocolate is one of my favor combinations so when I saw a recipe for these sour cherry chocolate hazelnut bars I had to try them! They are fine, but I have to learn my lesson and never make anything new for special occasions. I think these would have been better thicker with chocolate chunks and hazelnuts inside not on top. Still there are pretty tasty.Ok I have to get back into the kitchen! What ever holiday you celebrate or if you don’t celebrate any at all I wish you all a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by! Here is to a happy healthy and prosperous New Year.