Monday, December 26, 2011


This year, my daughter Eren decided to help with Christmas dinner and added her creations.  She made  centre pieces in the shape of Christmas tree using magazines, Ginger breadhouse mug decorations, napkin holders using candy canes, cupcakes in the  shape of hot coco (with candy canes for handle), wreath appetizer using Pillsbury croisant dough and cream cheese & dill mix, I added the feta filled roasted red peppers to create our colourful Christmas dinner table.

What was on the menu?

Stuffed Turkey.  This year, I bought prestuffed Butterball on the recommendation of a friend.  This was a great time saver and turned out nice and juicy.  It went from freezer to the oven (no defrosting required).  The only thing I had to remember is to cook it 1 hour less than the instructions on the packaging.  For example,  I had an 8 kg Turkey.  It was to cook for 7 1/4 hours at 325 defgree F.  I cooked it for 6 1/4 hour at 325 degree F.  I'd highly recommend this when you have so many other things to cook.

Mashed potatos
Mashed turnip
Roasted red peppers stuffed with feta cheese and dill
Mixed salad
Borek (Pastry filled with ground beef and vegetarian kind filled with potato and cheese)
Dolma (grape leaves filled with rice)
Cheese sticks with pasta sauce
Fried green beans

For desert, chocolate cake, cup cakes and cookies

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