Originally Posted by rdawson808
Well, we have no truffles, etc on the menu but I think this sounds good non-the-less:
Roast leg of lamb with a pureed garlic rub.
Some sort of potatoes
Chocolate bread pudding with a vanilla sauce
and that's all we've come up with so far. We should probably firm up the rest of the menu. Like the desert. And while I realize there are potatoes on the menu, I'd like there to be some sort of rolls or bread or something. Suggestions?
It does sound very nice. It's just that, for Christmas eve, I always crave dishes/ingredients I don't have on a regular basis year round, or things I typically associate with the holidays in my country, like a great variety of fresh oysters and seashells. I'm very much landlocked, here.
How do you get the garlic rub not to burn/get a bitter taste while roasting the lamb? What is in the spinach gratin?
For Christmas day, I'm thinking about making a simple chicken or fish waterzooi, or subject my husband and friends to beef tongue.
Christmas eve is more tricky, it needs to be out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas right now.