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Christmas Dinner 2009

December 26, 2009

Appertif

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  • Rosemary olive oil bread
  • Baguette
  • Balsamic and herb oil
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Macarona almonds
  • Picholine olives
  • Nicoise olives
  • Kalamata olives
  • Mozzarella
  • (a Greek cheese my aunt brought)
  • Pepperoncini stuffed with anchovies and provolone

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The bouquet garni

Soup. French Onion.

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My soup, with rosemary croutons sans the cheese. Paired with a spicy Cab.

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Everyone else had some browned gruyere atop.

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This is Moriah’s mug I made in my China painting kick… she loved it!

Dinner. First Course Salad:

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I decided to tie the wasabi mashed potatoes in with a sesame vinaigrette. It was quite simple, just lemon juice, sesame oil, dijon, white pepper and salt.

Main.

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Roasted tenderloin crusted in horseradish, garlic, and herbs. IMG_2522

Wasabi mashed potatoes.

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Roasted Brussels sprouts with roasted garlic and herbs.

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Tenderloin with a drizzle of the pan sauce, wasabi mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, marinated and roasted portabella mushroom. Dinner was served with a sweeter Zin.

Dessert

Dark chocolate mousse with caramel cherry vodka sauce

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It was plated with a few Macarona almonds. Delicious.

Click here for the source recipe and my version.

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The cherry caramel vodka sauce. Click here for the inspiration recipe and my version!  

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I hope everyone had a fantastic day, and I wish everyone a holy and peaceful night. 🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 26, 2009 1:50 pm

    Beautiful Mae. I love how you embrace food and family. What a gal ! 🙂

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