We are lacking in Christmas lights and decorations, but our house feels so cluttered already I'm not sure where I'd put things. On the other hand we are still enjoying the sounds and smells of Christmas. The kids and I have been peeling and eating clementines and pomegranates daily. We've been listening to beautiful Christmas concerts on public radio along with my favorite Christmas CD; Mistle Toe and Wine by Medieval Babes.
Today I am making a red wine reduction sauce with porcini mushrooms and a gingerbread buttermilk cake in advance for tomorrow. The menu for tomorrow is as follows:
Breakfast or Brunch:
Homemade Apple Fritters with maple glaze
coffee and juice
Sparkling Cranberry lime cocktail followed by wine
Iceberg wedges with homemade blue cheese dressing
Beef Filet Mignons wrapped in puff pastry with a red wine reduction sauce
Beet salad with fresh oregano, chevre and walnuts
Smashed Potatoes with watercress
Gingerbread Trifles with carmelized apples, cranberries, ginger and whipped cream
Yum, yum! Wishing you and yours a peaceful and merry Christmas!