What’s For Christmas Dinner?!?

by | Dec 22, 2009 | Entertaining, Family Traditions

After many years, I’ve decided we’re not having prime rib for Christmas dinner again this year. When it comes to deciding what I’m going to serve to the guests coming to my house for dinner, I’m a procrastinator. More often than not, you will find me the day of my event at the grocery store just hours before the guests are to arrive deciding what I’ll be serving for dinner. Unfortunately, I don’t have that flexibility during the Christmas season. A few years ago I found out the hard way that grocery stores are not open on Christmas Day, therefore, I have to make a decision days before. After several days of deliberation, this year I’m leaning towards beef wellington. I made a beef wellington for dinner guests once and it turned out well, so I’m hoping for a repeat performance on this one. The last time I made it I used a Martha Stewart recipe, sans the liver pate. I substituted the liver pate with a mushroom pate. This year I’ve found a recipe by Gordon Ramsay that is well documented and includes a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANTCKxzO-M). Today I will start my hunt for enough beef tenderloin to feed 14 people. Wish me luck! ~merry carter~