December Mood : Christmas table setting & Menu ideas

December-01

For this december mood, I wanted to share with you a table setting for special evening : Christmas, new Year’s Eve or just a special date night. For once, no shopping list because I’ve seen too many lists for one month and it’s probably too late anyway.
Instead, I have compiled my favorite Christmas menu inspirations, along with what I’m planning on making for the big day. In our family, the evening of the 24, is the time my dad and I are cooking, it is often lots of small things to nibble on then a traditional meal and fruits for dessert. I hope the recipes will inspire you !

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+ Tradtional Christmas

* Gougères Traditional Cheese Puffs / Mimi Thorrisson

* Foie gras with dried fruits & toasts / Elle

* Quails and Grapes / NY Times

* Roasted Domino Potatoes / Bon Appetit

* Easy Tarte Tatin / Chocolate & Zucchini

December-11

+ Italian Christmas

* Crostini polenta and gorgonzola / Il Cucchiaio d’argento

* Artichoke salad with parmesan and almonds / Princess Tofu

* Fennel, Leek, Orange, Pork Osso Buco / Local Milk

* Amalfi Pear and Ricotta Cake / Emiko Davies

December-14

+ Scandinavian Christmas

* Deviled Eggs with dill and toasted almonds / 101 Cookbooks

* Beetroot Gravlax / et Life Changing Bread / My New Roots

* Beer Braised Pork Belly / Bon Appetit

* Caramel Almond Cake / My Blue & White Kitchen

December-12

+ Mon menu de Noël

Gravlax, Ricotta, Dill, Cucumber and Pomegranate seeds

Tuna Gravlax, Cilantro, Lemongrass, Ginger / will share the recipe if it’s good

Oysters with sea water jelly / My dad does this recipe :)

Roasted Poularde with dried fruits / Elle

Mini herbed Pommes Anna / Bon Appetit

Roasted Pineapple with icecream

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