Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Eve - Celebration!

I promise this is the last Christmas Post, then back to Weddings as Usual! Okay, so the one thing I love about Christmas is the food, I just love entertaining - so for me this is the Ultimate in Entertaining!

The Prep work, after my first cup of coffee I start cooking - here's our menu:

Hor's Deavours:
  • Shrimp Cocktail (Fish One)
  • Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese, Capers and Diced Onion on Mini Toasts (Fish Two)
  • Goat Cheese with Fresh Rosemary and Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil
  • Crab Rangoon's with an Apricot Dipping Sauce (Fish Three)
  • Mushroom Turnovers
  • Spinach Tartlets
  • Cheese Souffles
  • Blue Cheese with Fresh Honey
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Stuffed Calamari (Fish Four + Bonus Fish in Stuffing)
  • Lobster and Crab Potatoes Au Gratin (Fish Five)
  • Salmon with a Lump Crab Meat and Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
  • Tilapia with an Orange Dijon Glaze (Fish Six)
  • Smelts (Fish Seven)
  • Inside Out Stuffed Artichokes
Dessert: (Mostly Made by Maria who is an incredible Chef and needs to open a bakery!!!)

  • Homemade Cookies and Cakes
  • Homemade Canolli's
  • A ton of yummy'ness!!!
Here is the Photo Documenting that Greg did such a fantastic job with!!!

The Prep Work:

Me Playing with the Calamari:

The Finished Products:

My Table - wouldn't The Hostess with the Mostess be proud of me! The Dessert:

The People:

My Handsome Husband and his Mommy:Erin, Me and Barb:My Step Dad (Greg), My Mommy, Father in Law and Mother in Law:The Whole Group (Minus Greg)Me Cleaning:Erin and I:

It was such a lovely and Lively Christmas - I hope everyone had a fantabulous time! I know I did! And my apron looked so nice with my Christmas Eve outfit!


Lisa from Blush said...

Hi Melissa!
I nearly choked out my tea laughing at the pic of you "playing with the calamari". Funny! Happy, happy new year to you too!

Georgina said...

OMG that food looks even better than last year, I so wish I could've celebrated with you! You're amazing!

saundra said...

How much fun that looks!!! The food looked sooooo yummy! Happy New Year!

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