Monday, December 26, 2011

25 December 2011 – Merry Christmas!

We had a very special Sunday Supper last night! Not only was it Christmas, but we had some special friends over. including two local mayors and their adorable wives. The Honorable Gene Hobgood, Mayor of Canton, and the Honorable Rick Roberts, Mayor of Ball Ground joined us along with their better halves, Elly Hobgood and Elaine Roberts. We started the day with an amazing breakfast at Jeff's parents. They made waffles, eggs, sausage, and bacon. We got home around noon, and the preparations began. I prepared a huge standing rib roast with brussels sprouts, marscapone mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and parsnips and salt and pepper cream biscuits. Elly brought a delicious toffee pear cake for dessert! It was divine. Everyone arrived around 6:30, and we had cocktails, cheese gougeres, bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cream cheese and pecanss, and bloody mary shrimp cocktails. We stuffed ourselves at dinner and had some great conversation. All in all, it was a great Christmas. I hope everyone else had a great holiday with lots of wonderful food and fond memories. Cheers to all the Sunday Suppers in 2011, and I look forward to more memorable meals in 2012.

The Menu:


- Cheese Gougeres

- Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pecans and Cream Cheese

- Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

Christmas Dinner:

- Standing Rib Roast with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream

- Marscapone Mashed Potatoes

- Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Lemon

- Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Rosemary

- Salt and Pepper Cream Biscuits

- Elly's Toffee Pear Cake
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