Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Xmas Eve tentative dinner

We decided to have the dinner on the 24th for two reasons: Firstly, we're not much of religion followers, so any day during the holidays would do, and secondly, we 'd like to spend Xmas day watching Holmes and eating leftovers without worrying about having to cook a nice dinner when all shops around are closed. Plus, it's only for the two of us. So, we went grocery shopping last night for the following:

  • Butternut squash soup (just for me, so I 'll cheat and use a ready one)
  • Warm salad: broccoli, cherry tomatoes, Gorgonzola, bacon and almonds
  • Pork chops in cherry-port sauce (In Greece, pork was the traditional fare of choice for the holidays before the Great Turkey Invasion)
  • Red skin mash potatoes
  • Bourbon black-eyed peas (we've discussed the Texan significance of this dish..)
  • Chocolate brownies a la mode with Chocolate Amore sauce

I still have to think about the wine, since at least 3 dishes of this menu has booze in it. I have a nice sparkling wine but I'll probably keep it for New Year's. Bah, I'll let hubby choose that!


Tinsie said...

Yay for pork at Christmas! I hate turkey :-p

Marg, the Sal. said...

I don't particularly care for it, and we had a truckload for Thanksgiving already. Enough is enough!