For my foodie friends, here is the menu at our home for Christmas Day:
Breakfast - cinnamon bundt coffee cake, fresh melons, French roast coffee and apple juice.
Munchies - fresh veggie tray, mixed salted and honey-roasted nuts, and yes, my fudge that will be submitted to publishers in January. Fudge flavors I have on hand for tomorrow are margarita, cinnamon, peanut butter, chocolate creme de menthe and traditional milk chocolate walnut fudge.
Dinner - roast beef, cooked medium rare, creamed spinach with bacon, old-fashioned scalloped potatoes, raspberry-cranberry sour cream mold, sourdough rolls, and for dessert, pumpkin and pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake. Wines served will be a merlot from Paso Robles (bought by my new son-in-law one day before the earthquake this week) and Kendall-Jackson chardonnay.
It will all be served on holly-edged white Christmas china on an olive holly-patterned tablecloth, by candlelight.
Christmas dinner is my heartfelt gift to all who attend and enjoy the festivities.
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