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Christmas Dinner Menu Help/Modifications/Suggestions?

gmk1322 | Dec 5, 2008 10:18 PM

Hello All,

After a successful Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked completely from scratch, I volunteered myself to make the dinner on Christmas night. I was hoping that you, my fellow hounds, could give me any recommendations on how to improve the Christmas Day Dinner menu that I am planning to prepare. Here is an outline of the menu:

-Roast Pork Loin/Tenderloin: I am looking for a good recipe that doesn't require too much fuss and prep work. I have no problem brining the pork; but don't want to spend an hour on Christmas Day in the kitchen prepping it.

-Roast Fingerling Potatoes: To be done with a mixture of garlic, EVOO, shallot, and herbs (especially rosemary).

-Red Wine Braised Red Cabbage: Found a good-looking recipe for Rotkohl on Cooking Light that I am planning to use.

-Spiced Cinnamon Apples.

-Vegetable: This has been my biggest problem so far. I was thinking of broiling some asparagus drizzled with EVOO, salt, & pepper for dinner and artichokes for an appetizer. If someone can suggest a better vegetable alternative it would be greatly appreciated!

-Pan-Fried Mushrooms: My sister is a creature of habit and needs to have mushrooms.

-Whole Wheat Rolls.

-Desert: Pear-Cranberry Pie or Bread Pudding.

All suggestions are welcomed and thanks in advance!

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