Christmas Dinner Recipes!

Hello Everyone,

The holiday season is surely kicking in full gear, needless to say that I am extremely excited to be cooking and entertaining my loved ones during the happiest time of the year.

I already threw a small potluck-style dinner party yesterday for some College friends. Since it’s so hot in Thailand this winter, I decided to make my own winter sanctuary with a cozy winter party in the theme of silver, white, and blue. Here are some pictures:

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5

After last night’s festivities, I am back in the kitchen again to prepare for another dinner party tomorrow for family and relatives. Here’s the menu I made for my X’mas dinner tomorrow

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The recipes I will adapt from are as follows:

(เมนูอาหารที่นิดาจะทำสำหรับเลี้ยงญาติๆที่บ้านวันพรุ่งนี้ค่ะ นิดาลง link ของสูตรที่นิดาจะนำเอามา adapt ไว้ให้นะคะ ส่วนมากนิดาเลือกชิมและปรับเอาตามชอบและตามของที่หาได้ในบ้านเราค่ะ)

1.Martha Stewart’s Baked Brie


http://www.marthastewart.com/336864/baked-brie-with-pecans

2. Alton Brown’s Guacamole
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/guacamole-recipe/index.html

3. Coddled egg
will use recipe from Larousse gastronomique book:

2 leeks
11/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp heavy cream
4 eggs
salt, pepper to taste

  • thinly slice leek
  • heat butter and olive oil in the pan and cook the leek 3-5 mins,season to taste
  • cook over low heat for another 5 mins then stir in 2 tbsp cream
  • preheat oven at 425 f, butter four ramekin
  • break an egg into each ramekin then add remaining cream, leek, and more salt/ pepper. Bake for 10 mins until eggs set.

4.Cranberry salad

no recipes, just toss rocket, dried cranberry, toasted sesame seeds and almond, and crumbled goat cheese together with a vinaigrette of your choice.

5. Pumpkin soup
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5175/pumpkin+soup

6. Roast Chicken

courtesy of soon to be brother in law

7. Glazed Gammon:

I’m using 2 recipes: –

Nigella Lawson’s

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/honeyandmarmaladegla_93186

8.Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe/julia-childs-beef-bourguignon-8222804

9.Califlower Casserole –

family dish with no recipe (sorry!)

10. X’mas Pavlova


http://cuisine.co.nz/cuisine.nsf/recipes/christmas-pavlova

11. Gingerbread Trifle
Please check out my article in the current issue of LIPS magazine for this recipe

 

Happy cooking and Happy holidays ka everyone! =)

P.S. I made this menu using photoshop and some free X’mas fonts and cartoon I found online here:

http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/11/free-christmas-fonts.html

and

http://pinterest.com/pin/8585055511408994/

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