Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fa-la-la-la-la...oh Forget It

Here we go, into Christmas weekend.

Shopping has been busy around here, but surprisingly easy -- many people already left town Friday to take advantage of the long weekend. I got the rest of the food for the Seven Fish Dishes dinner -- we've been celebrating Christmas Eve this way for decades. (The Italians started it, to mark the seven sacraments -- but hey, we're not Italian.)  Here's the menu; recipes are on the blogs below.

Angels on Horseback (oysters)
Seafood Chowder (scallops) -- friends are coming, and her husband is not that big on clam chowder
Teriyaki Salmon 
Baked Trout with Herb Stuffing
Shrimp Scampi
Calamari Stirfry
Crab Newburg

with rice, fruit, sorbet and a green salad.
sparkling red grape juice (we're doing this meal alcohol-free, with wine for Christmas dinner)

For dessert -- snowball sundaes, cookies and chocolates. Espresso, too.

Take a look at the Holiday Goodies or Christmas Goodies blog for specifics.

The Brick is out fixing up the chickies' heat lamp/light arrangement. The extra light and heat have been a big help -- in spite of the snow, we're still getting between 6-9 eggs a day. The Christmas tree is up, and bags and Stuff are still everywhere. There's a lot of cleaning, shopping and dishwashing to do before Christmas Eve -- I'd better get to it.

Hope your weekend is going well.

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