24 December 2009

Christmas Eve Dinner

So, it is Christmas Eve and I should be preparing food for dinner tonight as we are having three other families over this evening. Although we are not having the traditional Christmas Eve dinner that I remember from when I was a kid, I am still excited and know that Chad's Beef Wellington will be delicious. I am going to make green bean casserole and Paige's Potatoes. Paige's Potatoes are a family favorite! I haven't made them in a while so I thought I'd give it a try. As I was looking in my Grandmother Goffigon's cookbook for the recipe, I found a list. It was titled "Christmas Dinner 1989." Wow- 20 years ago! My mouth was watering just reading over the list of comfort food. Here goes:

Turkey and Dumplings with Gravy and Dressing
Turnip Greens
Baked Apples
Paige's Potatoes
Christmas Cranberry Salad
Rolls and Biscuits
Tea and Coffee
Cookies and Ambrosia
Coconut Cake

I have lots of memories of family gatherings at Boo's house. I would usually fill my plate with turkey, dumplings, mashed potatoes and rolls. It had to be white to make it on my plate. My family will be glad to know that that rule no longer applies! Oh what I would give for this meal to magically appear tonight...enough dreaming and back to work on my Paige's Potatoes. Merry Christmas Eve!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely memories! Happy Xmas Eve! AA