What’s on the Christmas menu this year? Chicken & sausage gumbo, crabmeat casserole (a misnomer–it’s more of a devilled crab or giant crabcake than a casserole), potato salad, ham, fresh, locally grown cauliflower & broccoli, skinny haricots verts with bacon and almonds, sauteed broccoli rabe from my backyard, a fresh coconut cake, and apple pie. Oh, and Mary Ellen’s brownies, just because.
Of course, that’s the *planned* menu. Inevitably, additional dishes will appear and we will all eat too much and feel slightly miserable by late afternoon, in the best possible way.