Since I wrote down my post-turkey success story, I thought I’d record my Christmas plans. For the first time ever, I will be away from my parents (and my husband’s parents) for Christmas. It will be our first Christmas as our small unit. And although my husband has to work a majority of Christmas Eve and Day, I plan to take advantage and cook up some new traditions. Here are the plans so far.
Martha’s Bread and Leek Pudding. Jeff despises celery. We both adore leeks. I think this will be our stuffing substitute.
Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips. Doesn’t this dish just look like Christmas? I was hoping to invite parsnips to the table, and this way, we get brussels sprouts too. Win-win!
The desserts are much more difficult. Chocolate sounds like a perfect option, but so does something with peppermint… I would also love to try my hand at a Tiramisu. Pie is pretty traditional and usually delicious. I have fresh pumpkin puree in my freezer for this very occasion.
What desserts are classic for your Christmas dinner?