Her festively decorated home provided the perfect backdrop - good company, good food - wonderful time!
The appetizers were provided by Chris, who brought some shrimp cocktail and the stuffed mushrooms that her family always serves. She does not have a specific recipe for these, and for our meal she chose to stuff the mushrooms with chicken sausage. Now, I have tried to like mushrooms, I really have - but we just don't see eye-to-eye. I did, however, eat the sausage stuffing - and it was delicious!
I brought the side-dish. Every Christmas I make Carmelized Onion Pudding, and I must admit that it is wonderful. I was especially glad to make this for our dinner as we are forgoing our big Christmas dinner at home this year in favor of a gazillion appetizers.
|Carmelized Onion Pudding|
Ellen's entree of "Christmas Chicken" was a sensation - so good and - bless her - she made a separate portion for me sans mushrooms! This is one of those recipes that is on a card, not online, so please head over to The BITE Page where I have written the recipe out.
|Christmas Chicken (please go to BITE page for recipe)|
|Baked, mashed potatoes|
Lastly we have Tierney's Gingerbread Pear Trifle, which was as beautiful as it was delicious. If you check out the original site for the recipe - her version looks picture perfect! What an amazing combination of flavors!
|Gingerbread Pear Trifle|
So there you have it - our last meal till April, which I will be hosting. I have already chosen the theme - which will be Downton Abbey. This should give Ellen the opportunity to catch up on the episodes. I even purchased The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook! In keeping with that theme, and with the fact that Christmas is on our doorstep, check out this amazing video!
An update as I get ready to post this on Facebook - 9:10 a.m. Saturday morning - several inches of white, fluffy snow!!!
Have a wonderful holiday!