This year, for the first time ever, we will be hosting my parents, brother and sister in law for Christmas luncheon. Since dear hubby and I are a couple of hippie pagans, this is a pretty big deal. As is my family's tradition, we will have at late lunch then spend the evening with relatives for Dom Deluise (remember the commercial with the giant antipasto? "Do you think it's enough?") inspired cocktails. Since that will be a cured pork products feast, I think a vegetarian dinner will be a good balance.
This is the menu so far
App: Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream and Applesauce (nod to hubby's Jewish heritage)
Salad: Mesclun with Clementines, Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
(kale, celeriac, carrot, leeks, fennel hash with butternut squash puree)
Fresh Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower with garlic, romano and pine nuts
Vegetarian Lasagna with winter veg
Dessert: Fig and Walnut Tart, Cookies
I'm pretty nervous about this. Any and all suggestions are welcome!