Over the last 20 years, Christmas Eve has traditionally been just me, my parents, my aunt and two family friends. In an effort to make it a special meal, my mother began the tradition of steak and lobster for that evening. We've usually had a simple salad and twice baked potatoes to accompany.
I will be cooking the meal this year, and would like to jazz up our rather boring side dishes. I'm open to most ideas, but please keep in mind that my other guests are in their mid 70's, solid midwesterner's and are only just so adventurous. Thank you!