Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christmas Digression


Christmas dinner each year is prepared by my adult children in our home.
It is always a theme from a different country.
The theme is a secret until we sit down to the table.
My husband and I just enjoy sitting by the fire as the food is prepared.
I love this tradition, one we have had for over 10 years now.
I am sharing late, as my camera has been in the hospital and I
didn't have access to the pictures.
This year my son and daughter also had the help of "the chef", my daughters boyfriend.
The first course is sitting in the center of the table.
It is Oysters in a Champagne sauce.
It was a French theme
There was a duck pate (Gillettes de Canard)
Lamb chops with Winter Vegetables
Don't they look beautiful?
Oh they were so good, even the vegetables,
and I am not a big vegetable person.
French cheese plate with baguette and sliced pears
Dessert was Bouche de Noel.

Christmas dinner is always a delight and so fun
to have this unusual family tradition.
Does your family have an unusual tradition for the holidays?