First Course - Appetizers:
Appetizers served before dinner in living room
Tom and Jerrys
This is a wonderful recipe. It is a Christmas tradition for my family.
Cranberry Holiday Spread
Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese
An interesting and delicious way to serve cranberries on Thanksgiving.
Cheese Boards - Cheese Plates - Cheese Platters
Entertaining frequently includes some kind of cheese tray, often with fruit or vegetables or meat or a combination of these foods.
This is an opportunity to be creative and introduce your guests to some new cheeses. It's great fun!
What could be easier and more delightful than a shrimp cocktail to start off your meal?
If it is crab season, substitute fresh crab for the shrimp in this dish.
Troppo's Squash Bomb Soup
This delicious squash soup is like a dessert before dinner. It's sweet but spicy, because of the cayenne pepper.
Third Course - Salad:
My all-time favorite salad is the Caesar Salad. To many, including myself, this is the King of salads.
Following is my delicious low-fat version of Caesar Salad. I promise you that your guests will never know the difference!
I make this low-fat and easy-to-make version all the time. I serve this salad with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Low Fat Caesar Salad Recipe
Fourth Course - Palate Cleanser:
Palate cleansers are used in the middle of a meal to remove lingering
flavors from the mouth so that the next course may be enjoyed with a fresh
perspective. The French also use them as an digestive to avoid heartburn and
indigestion. Traditional palate cleansers have been sorbets.
This granita would be refreshing and delicious served during Christmas dinner.
Lemon Rosemary Sorbet
Another delicious and refreshing sorbet to serve your guests.
Mint Julep Sorbet
This sorbet is definitely a treat for mint julep fans.
Lots more delicious
Sorbet and Granita recipe to choose from.
Fifth Course - Main Course:
Classic Prime Rib
My family loves prime rib, and it has become our traditional Christmas dinner every years.
A traditional English side dish to Prime Rib Roast is Yorkshire Pudding, a puffy pop-over like pastry made with the hot drippings from the
cooked prime rib.
Beef Au Jus - Au Jus Beef Juice
Au Jus is a French term meaning "with juice." The term is used to describe the serving of meat, most often prime rib roast, surrounded in or served with a
container of the natural juices that were produced as drippings while the meat was being cooked. It is not thick like a typical sauce or gravy.
Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce
This sauce is absolutely wonderful with prime rib.
Sixth Course - Dessert Course:
of your choice:
Old-Fashioned Mincemeat Pie
This has been my favorite holiday pie since I was a little girl. My grandmother, Mabel Myers, used to make her own
Pecan Pie -
Chocolate Pecan Pie -
Fig Pecan Pie -
Pecan Praline Pie
The only way these delicious pecan pies could be better tasting is to serve it warm and top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Fantastic Lemon Meringue Pie
This lemon meringue pie is exceptional.