Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Christmas Table

The Christmas Table, set up and waiting for hungry family and friends.

We hosted seventeen people this year, the most I've cooked for yet.  I decided to nix the appetizers because I had soooo much to do and I didn't want to a) make more work for myself or b) fill my guests up before the main event.

I made a giant gravy that included 12 country pork ribs, 30 links of sweet Italian sausage, and 60 meatballs.  I made 4 pounds of rigatoni and 3 pounds of thin spaghetti.  For the macaroni, for those who were interested (me! me! me!), I set out two pounds of ricotta.  I had a request for garlic bread, so we had three giant loaves, one wheat.  That didn't turn out as bad as I expected.

The desserts were numerous - I didn't make any of them, they were all brought by family members - two ice cream cakes, cookies, cheesecake, cheese danish, ice cream, and chocolates.  

By the end of the evening we were, as Ed would say, "full as tics".

Merry Christmas!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2013: Wishes To The Whole World

2012: Merry Christmas!
2011: Who Says Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees? It’s Christmas!!
2010: Christmas Time Is Here
2009: Commanding Attention Once Again
2008: A Meal Of Delicious Cheesy Goodness And A Day Of Good Delicious Cheeriness
2007: The Merry. The Moments. The Memories.
2006: I Love Your Bawwwlls!!
2005: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

1 comment:

Mick said...

looks gorgeous and sounds delicious Salena. Why can't we have that instead of stupid turkey and brussel sprouts. Have a great break.