There's a lot of ground to cover today, so I'll make my notes brief, and there will be lots of pics!
Let's start out with:
SALADS and APPETIZERS
Let's just get right to my favorite food in the whole wide world...stuffed mushrooms! I'd take a plate of these bad boys over chocolate any day! I know they're not a tradition for most people, but my mom started it when I was in high school, and it's become my own tradition since. Mmmmmm... I've never tried this crab version, but it looks excellent!
I asked my Facebook peeps what their favorite holiday food is. Kerri said pomegranate salad! Yummy! It's new for me, but I think I'll be trying it for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.
For the other holiday, I'll probably go with my new favorite salad:
And no holiday party is complete without a cheeseball or some chips and dip!
Hot crab dip. Holy delicious, Batman!
My husband loves jello and jello salads. I'm not a huge fan, but maybe I'll try one of these for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas just for him.
And maybe something to drink? We'd go with the "unspiked" version of this, but I'll bet this makes your house smell amazing!
Now on to the main meal!
My husband doesn't love turkey (he's non-cannibalistic). ;) So we're doing a ham, and he's requested cornish game hen as well. Ummm...what? Yeah, we've already purchased them, so I guess we'll see how this goes.
And for you traditional folks:
The perhaps some rolls?
Also not a stuffing fan (don't hate me), but it wouldn't be a holiday meal round-up without it!
Mashed potatoes! These are garlic mashed. My mom is the queen of garlic mashed potatoes... Yum!
And yams. With a little ((lot)) brown sugar and some marshmallows maybe?
And now on to the real reason we came to this party! The whipped cream!!! Wait...I mean...the pies!!
Chocolate Cream (always a crowd pleaser):
And my personal favorite:
So. What did I leave out of your meal? And what's your favorite part?