Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menus, for many families, have the same old thing on them. Families usually fill themselves up on turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes until they bust. It’s always been kind of crazy to me that these two holidays are only a month apart from each other, yet the menus are identical. As such, I am growing sick and tired of the same old thing. If I eat another piece of turkey, I’m going to start gobbling! Therefore, I decided that it’s okay to break away from the traditional and try something different on Christmas. I won’t be struck with some holiday curse for doing so, will I?
When I asked others if they were having the traditional meal this year, to my surprise, many were not. A few said that they planned to have a seafood feast for Christmas dinner this year. Others were having steak and prime rib roasts for dinner. Those who live in warmer climates during this time of year decided to cookout this year. All of these are fabulous alternatives to the traditional holiday dinner, and a few just might find themselves on my holiday menus in the years to come. Tomorrow, however, I decided to prepare a baked leg of lamb, shrimp scampi served over rotini, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and chocolate cake…yummy! It will be a nice break from the norm and my family was totally excited about my plan for something new. It turns out that they were sick of turkey and dressing a long time ago as well.
What are your plans for Christmas dinner this year?