All sorts of goodies travel their way down the gustatorial pike this holiday season. Why not keep your plans for Christmas or New Year dinner simpler? You’ll find this menu not only pleasing, but a nice rest from the rich food you’ve been shoveling in all month.
A Menu For Christmas Or New Year
(Inspired by Peg Bracken)
Make up your own, or choose a family favorite. Ours comes from our New England colonial roots, and has been a winter favorite for generations.
- 1 quart milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 jar or tin oysters (the fresher, the better)
That’s it! Heat gently together, salt and pepper to taste, and serve with oyster crackers.
Good Rolls, Biscuits Or Sliced Bread
If you don’t feel like making ’em, buy em!
A Cold Cut Platter
Or sliced turkey. Or beef. Or ham. (Depending on what you had for Christmas Eve)
Use your favorites, plus a few different cheeses. Add some fruit and veggies, if you feel like it.
Cookies, Chocolates, Fruitcake, Christmas Cake, Or Other Edible Goodies
A good sampling of whatever you got this season. (Put them out now…then put any leftovers in the freezer.)
(Or, in our case, a little tot of Jameson’s Whiskey, in memory of this fall’s Irish vacation.)
Enjoy, and have a restful holiday.
Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks, http://www.cindybrick.com, or visit her personal blog: http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com