ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Planning my Christmas Dinner

Well folks, I know this is crazy, but I'm actually planning my Christmas menu!

ThistleDew is hosting the Family Christmas on my side of the family. My fab sister Ellie from Windy Meadows started the tradition about five years ago. My siblings, and their families, and our mother get together a few weeks before Christmas to do fun things including a stocking exchange. We collect funky and cheap items throughout the year and stuff each others stockings. Sometimes it's caste off items, sometimes it's fun toiletries, sometimes its hilarious stuff we find at a garage sale....you just never know. It also includes retro candy! A personal favorite of mine.

Well since ThistleDew House is newly built and this is our first Christmas - we're hosting! So I must compete with my Fab Sister.....which is going to be difficult. I have decided to do a traditional English Roast Beef Dinner with Prime Rib, Yorkshire pudding and mashed potatoes. This could cause some concern on my husband's side of the family because I made this dinner for them 10 years ago and they have been requesting a repeat ever since....a few things have held me back....#1 the cost of prime rib, #2 you can never make it as good as you did the first time. This is ok for my family, because they didn't have it the first time (which did turn out awesome). I did practice for a month on the Yorkshire puddings, until my husband cried uncle already!

So I have put on my calendar to order the Choice Cut or Prime Cut Standing Rib roast the second week of November to ensure I have an awesome piece of meat come the second week of December. More on the recipes I've chosen and a pictorial session of the meal assembly to follow over the next two months.

For now, it's back to crocheting....with pictures of that to follow after I fix the camera.

7 comments:

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

That sounds so wonderful! I think you need to do a tutorial on your blog about Yorkshire Pudding. I would love to learn how to do them. Please please please?!?

Mildred said...

I am so excited for you - it's always so special to host a family Christmas dinner with a new home to share. I look forward to seeing more of the menu and your lovely crocheting. I have my pretty, warm hat you crocheted me ready for our first cold spell!

high over happy said...

We just had our Hari Raya celebration last weekend. We invited 30 friends over and I spent one week before the day baking and cooking. Planning ahead is definitely the way to go. Cooking for people is so rewarding! Your menu sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

It's not crazy at all! The best preparations are done early. I'm preparing my Christmas Dinner recommendations web page right now. Yours is the first blog entry on my radar, and so I'm linking here!
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Daisy said...

Hosting Christmas dinner is a big job! Your menu sounds delicious, and I'm sure your family will enjoy it. So lucky for you to have your wonderful house now to have room to host the party! :D

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