Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas Menu

  • Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Peppers
  • Grilled Polenta
  • Herbed Goat Cheese and Smoked Mozzarella
  • Ciabatta Rolls (par-baked from Trader Joe's)
  • Salad
  • Lasagna Carnivale
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cake

    I've wanted to post this menu ever since Christmas, since it worked out so well. It was by far the most stress-free meal I've ever served a group of people. That was because most of it was done the day before.


    2 Days Before:
    ~ Shopping
    ~ Prep lasagna ingredients (Sauce, Shred Cheese, meatballs)

    1 Day Before:
    ~ Roast Tomatoes
    ~ Make Polenta (can be done at same time as tomatoes.)
    ~ Bake meatballs
    ~ Assemble lasagna
    ~ Bake Cake

    Day of:
    ~ Glaze Cake
    ~ Cut and grill/broil polenta
    ~ Assemble appetizer tray (tomatoes, cheeses, bread slices, polenta)
    ~ Bake Lasagna
    ~ Prepare salad
    ~ Bake par-baked bread, while lasagna is sitting

    Serve and enjoy!
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