I am hosting my traditional chowder supper tomorrow night after mass. The feature being of course, seafood chowder. I have shrimp rings, all varieties of dipd & dip accoutrements, and people are bringing nibbles.
Not sure what we'll have Christmas Eve, it's just DH and I. Maybe steak? Christmas Day brunch with my family (the Jews!) we'll have a Honey Baked Ham (really kosher, I know), dijon mustard, rolls for making sammies, scrambled eggs with herb Boursin cheese, cornichons, 7 layer Jello mould (my mom is famous for it!), mixed green salad and homemade cinnamon rolls.
They are pretty easy, and freeze very well.
2 cups grated cheddar, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika. Blend cheese & butter. Stir in flour, salt, paprika. Mix well. Wrap 1 teaspoon around olives. Arrange on a baking sheet and freeze. Store in a ziplock plastic bag.
Bake 15 minutes at 400.
And Dweck, come on over--I'll fix you a pomegranate martini any time!