Monday, December 28, 2015
The Christmas Dinner Food
As I promised yesterday, here is the line-up of our fabulous group Christmas Dinner. We started with a chilled mango-ginger soup made by Julie. Delicious!
Then we had a spinach salad with a rainbow of cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and baby cucumbers. Julie made this one too.
The main course was beef wellington (purchased and cooked at Julie's house) with my friend David's best ever mashed potatoes. (I helped with those potatoes so I could learn the technique. I might have to purchase a potato ricer sometime soon.) The roasted Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots were made by Rita and Tim. Put all together and that was one very delicious dinner!
We had three desserts and somehow I only got a photo of one, the chocolate mint brownies with a little dessert wine. We also had a wonderful pumpkin pie made by Rita and fabulous bananas Foster topped with ice cream. David made the bananas Foster which was down-right decadent.
We had perfect wine pairings with every course and the whole dinner started with a magnum of champagne that Jim brought from is wine cellar. Thanks again to everyone for the fantastic food and perfect company.