Christmas Celebration

Menu for 10

This is one variation of the meal I prepare annually for my own family.  It's traditional at it's core, with a few things borrowed from my southern family's kitchens, a few regional variations that I've picked up through the years, and some combinations of the two, to lend some unique color and character.


A selection of fresh crudites and pickled appetizers

Cheese board with crostini

Warm and chilled festive beverages


Baby Spinach in Vinaigrette with Red Onions, Dried Cranberries, and Toasted Almonds


Mesquite Smoke Roasted Turkey

Fennel and Sausage Sourdough Dressing

Giblet Gravy

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Onion Marmalade

Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage

Buttered Haricot Verts with Toasted Pine Nuts

Orange Glazed Carrot Ribbons

Corn Pudding


White Russian Tiramisu