Lets talk Christmas Dinner ok?
My goal this year is simple, and not a lot of last minute
cooking. I'd like to sit around and visit and drink egg nog and not be futzing with getting a meal on the table and stressing to get it all timed just right and then have to wash all those dishes and pots and pans! :(
I had planned to prepare the main dish, a salad and dessert. The kids can take care of the sides.
We don't want another turkey. We did prime rib last year which was great but we don't want it again this year.
Hubby says no to steak or burgers. I don't do pork anything. Heavy pasta dish is out too.
So we've been discussing a mashed potato bar!
Hubby thought it was a bunch of different kinds of mashed potatoes to go with everything else... /thud. Totally not my idea of keeping it simple!
(Google mashed potato bar, or mashtini bar if you don't know what it is)
After I explained it to him he wasn't so keen on it, but is slowly warming to the idea.
Now, if he's still not on board I'm trying to think of some other options, ... roasted Salmon is one idea, and perhaps chicken parmesan another. Both very easy for me.
Tell me what are you planning!
It might help me or someone else who might be drawing a blank!
Here is a link that might be useful: Ideas for mashed potato bar aka Mashtinis