I'm sitting here in my kitchen, planning my shopping list for Christmas dinner. Some of the ingredients I want to use aren't available at my local health food store. So I'm going to have to make a special trip to Boulder to get certain things, like the lingonberry sauce, and the ground meat for my meatballs.
As always, I'm making my Green Bean Casserole, which is time consuming, but extremely worth it. And I love that after I make this casserole (and everything we're planning to have) there will be leftovers for a couple days. Meaning: I wont have to cook again for days.
We can't have our Scandinavian-inspired Christmas without Swedish meatballs and lingonberry sauce. This year I'm going to make them with half ground pork and half ground chicken because I have a hard time digesting beef and therefore almost never eat it. I think the meatballs will still be good though. You can find that recipe in my first cookbook.
On the side I'm going to serve Rosemary & Garlic Rolls with olive oil. I wish I had one right now. Mmm...
And finally we're going to offer Pumpkin Pie and rice pudding (from my first cookbook) for dessert. Zoe will have to have the rice pudding to see if she finds the almond in hers, which she usually does. :-)
What traditions do you have for your holiday meal? Tell us in the comments and leave a recipe or a link if you like :-)