Christmas Dinner Menu Help
I'm unsure about my Christmas Menu. I am entertaining friends who do not eat beef and cannot have shellfish. Typically I serve prime rib or lobster for Christmas dinner.
I had thought about making a leg of lamb but I am not enthused. I do not care for pork so a crown roast is not high on my list. They also have children who are picky eaters so I fear that fish would not go over well. I have also considered making a turkey but that is hard to stomach this close to Thanksgiving and it's not a favorite of mine either.
I'm hoping that you will come up with a great holiday main dish that will work for us all!
We always have duck breast. Its unusual, or at least not daily fare in our house, but kids love it and you can cook the small ones and only as many as you need. Not sure what to do about the folks who don't eat meat, but maybe its better than looking at some huge roast. We serve with wild rice, mixed vegetable (carrot, parsnip and turnip in orange sauce) and some sort of brussel sprout salad or roasted.
This is the recipe we love (use tea bags instead of loose tea and you wont have to strain).
How many people? Roast chicken or hens is great, unless you have more than six people.....
What about vegetarian lasagne like wild mushroom? Butternut squash? Or turkey bolognese?Or manicotti? Spaghetti & meatballs made with turkey & pork meatballs?
You could do a shrimp scampi on linguine, or a baked stuffed shrimp dish. I wouldn't worry about what the kids will eat, you can take care of that with sides and desserts.