christmas eve, 2008

This menu records a quiet, simple, unhurried, romantic, and quiet dinner for two on the night before Christmas 2008, before travel the next day to a family extravaganza and elaborate feast.

  • Crystalino brut cava (Spain)
  • Caesar Salad with Peppers, Tomatoes, and Avocado
  • Lobster-scallops Américaine
  • Bacon-wrapped asparagus with Holland-X
  • Wild rice and bulgur wheat pilaf
  • Oreo® Chocolate Mousse Pie

christmas eve, 2010

The Christmas Eve dinner this year is perhaps more elaborate than most couples spending a simple night at home might choose to expend their time and effort preparing. However, the execution was deemed well worth the effort. Most of the recipes are found among these pages.

  • Santa’s sleighs (see Shrimp Boats)
  • Crystalino brut cava (Spain)
  • Camilla’s Taus Mahal salad
  • Lamb in a Manger
  • Sauce Madeira, My Dear
  • Haricot vert with caramelized onion
  • Potatoes Sorta Rösti
  • Cranberry-walnut relish
  • Gush de nöel
  • Mirassou Pinot Noir 2006
  • Late harvest Riesling 1987

TWHC zydegumbo, 2011

This menu records the dishes served at the Tausworthe Winter Holiday Celebration held January 8, 2011. About 30 neighbors and friends were in attendance.

hors d’oeurves
  • Shrimp boats
  • Guest-donated delights
  • Camilla’s Taus Mahal salad
  • Guest-donated salads
  • Zydegumbo, with rice, fried okra, and crawfish
  • French bread, new orleans style
  • Lower G. I. Pecan Pie
  • Lower G. I. vanilla ice cream
  • Bananas Fostoria
  • Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce
  • See’s candy
  • Katrina cocktails
  • Pinot chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Various guest wines
  • Beer
  • Sodas
  • Bottled water