Is there any other foods besides the same 'ol thanksgiving foods that I can make for christmas? I would like to have...

Prime Rib Dinner

 Last year, I asked myself the same question. Considering the fact that I still had a lot of leftovers from Thanksgiving, what should I make for Christmas. What I did was recreated the atmosphere into a steakhouse for Christmas. We all ate by a host of candlelights and Christmas lights. The scene was absolutely beautiful. I dressed the tables with ivory cloths with the tall candlesticks as centerpieces. The dishes were white trimmed in gold. Red napkins gold-ware and crystal chalices. If I had a fancy table, then I couldn't serve regular food.

An ordinary Thanksgiving spread couldn't capture this elegant moment. I wanted to do something like a surf and turf and that is exactly what was done. This was my menu:

First Course- Fruit crudites

Second Course- Shrimp Caesar Salad

Third Course (dinner)- Black Peppered Crusted Prime Rib Roast served with  Marsela wine sauce with mushrooms. Scalloped potatoes garnished with bacon, sour cream, and chives. Sweet potato casserole and butter-garlic steamed broccoli. 

Instead of serving dinner rolls or corn muffins for Thanksgiving at Christmas, I replaced them with parmesan garlic bread sticks.

A Cabernet or any red wine is perfect for beef. You can replace the prime rib with large lobster tails and serve a chardonnay or any white wine. Spritzers are universal that can go with anything. I'll even give you a recipe for one.

Get a bottle of champaign sweet not dry.

Ginger ale

Pepermint liquor

Splash of Amaretto

To change the color to say red, add a drop of food coloring or any flavorful fruity liquor or juice.

 

For dessert serve a Red Velvet cake or strawberry cheese cake and your Christmas dinner is complete.

More by this Author


Comments 2 comments

christine almaraz profile image

christine almaraz 8 years ago from colorado springs

that sounds absolutely wonderful! i'm definately going to take your advice. thank you soooo much!


Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Prime rib does sound good!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working