Because of the bitter temperature of the day (currently 6°) we are staying in. I am up to here in my cookbooks planning our menu.
So far I have our breakfast and dinner planned but am stumped on the desserts. I will ask for Mike’s help with that when he gets home later.
Baked french toast with apricot sauce, chicken sausage, fresh strawberries
Pork tenderloin with blackberry mustard sauce, garlic green beans with pine nuts and twice baked potatoes. (Mike wants Ham- so the pork may get the boot- this could end up as our new year dinner dish)
I just can’t choose dessert! I have way too many ideas and am sort of paralyzed by what to bring to the “Orphan X-Mas party” what goes with a traditional Italian Stew (and what is that) this is why I will let Mike help. Show him the ideas and let him choose. I would ask you all to help but then I will get 10 different votes and freak out. But Thanks, I know you would love to vote. I will tell you which two win (one for home, one for the party) and if anything is pretty I may take pictures to share. Though, it usually all tastes much better than it looks.
Hope you are all done shopping and can enjoy the excitement in the next few days without having to deal with parking lots and rude people and my word below 0 wind chills!