With the sincerest apologies for not posting for two weeks — explanation coming later — I’m back with a preview of our Christmas menu, with more recipes coming soon! We are hosting Mark’s parents and my mom again this year, plus my brother, Mark’s grandfather, and our wonderful friend Sue. It’s just what I love about the holidays: a packed house, good food, lots of thoughtful presents and many memories in the making.
Last year, I made sweet corn casserole for the first time, and it was a huge hit — both with my family, AND among my followers on Pinterest! I’m making it again this year. Want the recipe? Get it here. And if we aren’t friends on Pinterest yet, add me!
What else I’m making for Christmas
- Vegetable herb dip with baby carrots
- Onion dip with Cape Cod Chips
- Cheddar cheese and multigrain crackers
- Crabbies (gooey, crab-topped English muffin bites; recipe coming)
- Mark’s Sausage Crescent Roll Pinwheels (recipe also coming soon)
- Vegetarian stuffed shells
- Swedish meatballs (yup, I cheated and got ’em from Ikea) & gravy
- Hot Buttered rolls
- Creamy corn casserole
- Broccoli casserole (thanks, Mom!)
- Mashed potatoes (with this easy make-ahead recipe. It really works!)
- Balsamic roasted green beans
- Peach-apple crunch pie
- Chocolate cream pie
- Brigham’s Vanilla ice cream & Brigham’s coffee ice cream
We wash it all down with warm cider, red and white wine, and a selection of craft beers hand-picked by Mark. It’s a lot of food, but we need to refuel often for a long day of unwrapping presents and hanging out!
One final shout-out to the bakery we use: if you’re on the North Shore, or if you’re on the T, visit Cornucopia Foods in Downtown Malden. They have the most amazing pies, and they even do a full Christmas dinner if you order ahead. Oh, and did I mention they deliver?? Definitely check them out, just a block off the Orange Line in Malden Center.