Christmas Dinner Recipes are never prepared or served at the restaurant on Christmas Day. Christmas is the only day of the year the restaurant is closed.
In fact, the restaurant closes early on the day before Christmas and on Thanksgiving day so the staff can spend time with their own families.
Christmas and Thanksgiving are special days for most people and spending it with family makes it special for everyone who does so.
I think Christmas is especially wonderful with small children in the house, each child waiting for Santa's arrival. In fact, this Christmas menu was served on the day Santa arrived at the front door of my house many years ago where all my sisters, their husbands and children were gathered.
The tree was decorated and the family was gathered around the fireplace when there was a "knock, knock, knock" at my door and we all heard a hearty "HO, HO, HO. Merry Christmas!"
I answered the door and who should be in front of me? None other than the jolly, whiskered, old man himself!
The children could not believe their eyes! They stood motionless until Santa again laughed his famous laugh and said, "And who in this house has been good all year?"
I am certain all six children present raised their hands and shouted, "Me, Me, Me!"
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas pulled a present from his very large bag and read the name of one of the kids. In a flash the present was being opened.
Then Santa read another name on a present, then another and another until every child had received a gift.
Santa found a cookie or two or three on a plate and said, "Oh, may I have a cookie, please?"
"Yes, Santa," the children shouted in unison. "All those cookies are just for you!"
"And who might these carrots be for?" he asked.
"Your magical reindeer, of course, Santa."
"Well bless my soul! Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas, everyone!
What's the Christmas Dinner for this year?"
And out the door he went.
Then about 5 minutes later ...Knock, Knock, Knock. "Ho, Ho, Ho." Santa was at the door again. He popped his head in the door and said, "Merry Christmas, again everyone. I forgot to remind you all to be good again this year so I can visit you next Christmas."
"We will, Santa! We will!" the children exclaimed. And as they did, Santa had just enough time to whisper in my ear, "Please unlock the back door, so I can sneak back in the house. It's cold outside!"
Oh, how we laughed about this ...later; after we all enjoyed this fabulous dinner and all the children were in bed.
This is what the adults started with on one special Christmas day, while the children were still engrossed with their presents.
This soup is served at the restaurant only on very special days during the fall and winter months. It is deliciously rich and truly a "5 Star" soup. You have got to try this soup recipe!
I call it this name because of the green spinach leaves and the red raspberries married with Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and a delicious raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
The "king of beef" and something I like to prepare two or three times a year for family gatherings.
Just make certain you don't use Gracie Allen's recipe (the comedian and wife of comedian George Burns).
Her method of cooking roasts of any kind was simple. She'd buy a small roast and a large roast and place both in her oven at the same time. She explained that when the small one was burned, the large roast was done.
This system undoubtedly worked for Gracie but I bet George went absolutely "crazy."
The real cooking directions for the roast tenderloin are actually very easy. Keep your meat thermometer handy.
These are a favorite part of Christmas dinner recipes at my house. Most children love twice baked potatoes; they gobbled them up at dinner.
With maybe a squeeze of lemon because with this dinner menu no other sauce or butter is needed.
The Gingerbread Boys are a family tradition.
The gingerbread cookie cutter has a great deal of history.
For an absolutely delicious...Hot Buttered Rum Recipe
for your holiday cheer, just click on its name and enjoy!
Ho, Ho, Ho! Enjoy your Christmas Dinner Recipes and the company of those you share them with!
And don't forget to unlock the back door for Santa! ;-)