Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On The Menu


Each year for the past 32 years, I have had Christmas Eve dinner at my house. I love, love, love it!!! I enjoy planning the menu, shopping for the ingredients and spending the week preparing, cooking and baking! It's a lot of work but worth every minute of it.

Here's what's on the menu this year:

  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Crab Cakes
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Pizza Bites
  • Ranch and Pecan Cheese Ball
  • Pesto and Cheddar Cheese Ball
  • Onion and Mustard Cheese Ball
  • Ham Tortilla Pinwheels
  • Sausage Wonton Stars
  • Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Crackers
  • Melba Toast
  • Relish Tray
  • Meatballs
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garden Salad
  • Baked Mostaccioli
  • Oreo Cake
This isn't even close to what I used to serve. I've had to pair things down over the years since our family is scattered a little bit and we don't have as many at our table anymore. I used to also have on the menu two different soups, chicken, fish and dozens upon dozens of cookies! 

If you would like to try one of my recipes, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send that to you!

From our house to yours - Merry Christmas!!! May the Lord bless you and your family this year and always!!!

~John & Lucy

7 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Wow, what an awesome menu, I would love to stop by for a meal at your house!!! If you have time I sure would like that recipe for the ranch/pecan cheeseball. My email Lecia123@verizon.net
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Lecia

jennifer768 said...

Wow sounds like a yummy feast!Merry Christmas to you and yours!Hugs,Jen

Vicky said...

OMGosh! Lucy, I hope this was an invite as I'll be there, LOL!! We have a big feast on the 24th too but yours makes mine look minute in comparison!!
Enjoy and have a wonderful CHRISTmas!!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Lucy, I love crab cakes! That's a lot of yummy food :o) It's so wonderful that you put your heart into it for everyone. I'll bet y'all enjoy the awesome feast, and I know you'll be thanking the Lord for it too. Merry Christmas!
Hugs~Carol

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sounds like a veritable feast Lucy! Our family Christmas Eve meal is tons of appetizers as well - many that we only make at Christmas, and usually a hot sandwich of some sort. I would love, love, that recipe for the sausage wonton stars sometime (no rush - know it's hectic all over, I won't get them made for this Christmas anyway....) Wishing you and your family a season of Christmas blessings, joys, and magic....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

ღ soraya ღ said...

nice post! thank you for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya

Angie Berry said...

Oh wow girl, all that food is giving me a tummyache, lol! We are very traditional around here with ham and turkey. But your menu sounds wonderful! I'm sure it was a delicious feast.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy bringing in the new year~