Yield: 12 Servings
|2 \N||Granny's punch|
|1 pack||Potato chips|
|1 \N||Famous Lipton California Dip|
|1 \N||Cheese, Crackers, Pepperoni|
|1 \N||Sweet & Sour Meatballs|
|1 \N||Italian Chicken Pastry Bites|
|1 \N||Chicken Strips|
|1 \N||Something from Donna|
|\N \N||Hot water & various teas, coffees & hot chocolates|
|1 \N||Chocolate Trifle|
|1 \N||Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies|
|1 \N||Chocolate Mint Snow Tops|
|1 \N||Pumpkin Bread|
HOT FINGER FOODS
8 people for "Snacks" & "Hot Finger Foods" and 12 people for "Dessert." Mom R. is bringing the Cheese, Crackers & Pepperoni, the Chicken Strips, and the Pumpkin Bread. Donna is bringing something.
SUNDAY Take some lemonade and maraschino cherries, and combine in a small freezer-safe container. Stick it in the freezer to use as ice for the punch. Prepare the California Dip and keep refrigerated.
MONDAY Prepare Chocolate Mint Snow Tops and Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.
Form the meatballs, make meatball sauce, cut up pepper, and store them in the fridge. Prepare the Chocolate Trifle.
TUESDAY, THE PARTY Prepare Granny's Punch at 2:30. Set out the "Snacks." Company arrives at 3:00. Reheat the meatballs, make the chicken in pastry at around 4:00 or once everyone has arrived, followed by the bread, chicken strips, and whatever Donna brings. Do gift-giving at around 5:30 or 6:00 when everyone is done eating. Have dessert at around 7:00 or when presents have all been exchanged.
Source: Lisa Clarke, Entered in Meal Master format by Lisa Clarke for Christmas Eve 1996
The Chef's Comments: "Well, once again I am having my family over for Christmas Eve, and my in-laws over later on for dessert. Unlike last year, though, I put off planning the darn thing until yesterday ;) Here's the menu I'm hoping to make, followed by any recipes I haven't posted here before (if anyone wants any of the other ones, let me know and I'll post them, too)." - Lisa
From: Lisa Date: 12-22-96 (12:22) The Polka Dot Cottage, a BBS with a taste of home. 1-973-822-3627
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #713 by Lisa Clarke <lisa@...> on Aug 1, 97