Last Minute Suggestions for Your Holiday Feast


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Are you ready for your holiday feast?

Whether you are in charge of the entire meal or been asked to bring along a salad … here are a few suggestions.

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Get things started. My signature shrimp or smoked salmon mousse are perfect for your feast of the seven fishes. Or set out an antipasto platter, a few dips, some almonds and olives. Whatever you do, keep it simple and enjoy the holidays.
Mediterranean Shrimp
Smoked Salmon Mousse
Antipasto Platter
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Roasted Almonds
Spicy Olives

Do you stick to a traditional turkey for the main event? If not, a pot bubbling on the stove or in the oven will let you relax and enjoy the party.
Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Braised Beef Bourguignon
Tex-Mex Braised Beef
Cassoulet
Spicy Chicken Stew
Caribbean Fish Stew
Sort’a Like Jambalaya
Nana Nye’s Fish Chowder – an old family favorite for Christmas Eve at our house.

Been asked to bring a salad? Toss up something special.
Mixed Greens with Roasted Grapes, Olives & Feta – I’ll be serving this salad on Christmas Eve.
Mixed Greens with Roasted Mushrooms & Gorgonzola
Fennel & Feta Salad

In charge of dessert? Make it extraordinary.
Pecan Pie – My mother’s favorite!
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Chocolate Mousse
Apple Bread Pudding
Christmas Trifle
Triple Chocolate Parfait

What are some of your favorite dishes for the holidays? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! In addition, I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. © Susan W. Nye, 2011

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