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Small Christmas Party: Help with Menu

faithcicardo | Nov 30, 201604:28 PM

Okay, so this is my first post because I want to host a dinner party with about 5 of my friends for Christmas. We are all college freshmen right now, so I was planning on doing it the week before Christmas. It doesn't have to be too fancy, but I would love to wow my friends with some of my cooking.

We recently did Friendsgiving over the break, and everyone brought a dish, but I would like for it to be different this time. I was thinking about doing a prime rib as a main dish, since at Friendsgiving the meal was mainly side dishes. Would it be smart to buy that before Christmas and save it, or should I buy it the day before?

I was thinking of side dishes, and I wanted to do chopped, roasted potatoes, a corn casserole, and brussel sprouts or a salad. I used to make a lot of salads with goat cheese in them, so I think that would go well with the menu as well.

I was deciding between desserts as well, I have a great cake recipe for a chocolate cake that my dad found. I made it for his birthday last year, and he sent me a frosting recipe to go with it, but I opted to make cream cheese frosting and microwave that and drizzle it over the cake. I was thinking about doing that, but I did make a pie at Friendsgiving that was a great hit. It had an oreo crust, caramel and pecan layer in the center, and chocolate ganache on top. It was a big hit with my friends. I also wanted to make little gift bags with Christmas cookies for them to take home with their families.

Please let me know what y'all think! It's my first dinner party so I want it to go well!

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