For Christmas Dinner I released my Inner Foodie. Throwing any reservations out the window, I attacked a menu that, 1. I’d never cooked, and 2. A few things I’d never tasted. I’ve already shared my Christmas Crescent Cinnamon Rolls, but I went BIG with my Holiday Feast!
I did a spin on Eric Ripert’s smoked salmon deviled eggs. I have no idea what his actually taste like, but if they were better than the eggs I made, then he is THE MAN. Because these eggs were soooo delicious!
Next up I made a rack of Ribeye Roast. I’ve never made prime rib before, but I think I’ll try that one again. The sides (including the eggs) were braised kale and a parsnip puree. Of course I also served a port wine reduction from the pan roast drippings and thickened the sauce using roasted veggies from the pan that I pureed. Speaking of puree, OMG. I have never actually made a parsnip puree, but I will most definitely do that again!
Ironically I charred a few of the pieces (happy accident) and it made the puree even more flavorful with a smoky hint that seriously elevated the dish. I told Travis (the Hubs) that if I were on The Taste, this could be a winning dish. The tart from the eggs, smoke from the parsnips, sweet from the port wine sauce, salty from the prime rib and a little bitter from the kale. It was really..REALLY good. I know, I shouldn’t be so proud, but damn it I rocked this one out.
And a side note here, serving the meal on my Christmas dishes made me so stinking happy. They were a gift from my Mother-in-Law and I adore them! I think I need some gold rimmed wine glasses and flatware to complete the set next year..but I digress.
My final dish for the evening needed to be sinful. And a doughnut bread pudding with chocolate glaze was just the ticket. Part of me was ashamed..the rest of me no so much. I will say I’ve found myself pouring over Juice Cleanse reviews. Ehh…maybe after the New Year?
I’m trying to avoid this snippet from being so long, but honestly I was so excited to pull this menu off, I couldn’t wait! And better still, my amazing Husband bought me this!
Alright folks, it’s Christmas night..so I’m going to shut it down tonight. I still have one more load of dishes waiting..boo. So with that I want to say again, Merry Christmas from My Tennessee Kitchen and I’ll post recipes soon!