Sunday, December 23, 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

And all through the house, spread the smells of Coq Au Vin and delicious brussel sprouts.

Ok, so it's the night before the night before, but the dinner menu still stands! Nick and I will be playing the roles of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin this Christmas eve while we make two of my favorite dishes!  Normally, I love Christmas but we've been working on so many other things that my normal prep and planning haven't quite come together. I'll still pull it off, and am excited to share a fun French meal with Nick and my Mom.

So what is is on the menu? Read on!

White bean hummus (so smooth, creamy and garlicky-and easy to make!)

The Main Course:
Coq Au Vin
White cheddar jalapeno polenta
Brussel Sprout Fricassee

Lemon meringue pie with lemon curd (oh, delicious puffy pillows of meringue, baked and torched, snuggling sweet, tangy curd).

Pinot Noir with the main course
Muscadet with dessert
Fizzy water mixed with peaches for me

I am so excited to put this together! Recipes to follow soon :)  I may make some last minute changes to my base recipes.

What's on your menu this Holiday Season?

PS~ I'll leave you with two quotes from Julia Child that make my heart happy.
"Life itself, is the proper binge" and "If you're afraid of butter, use cream"