Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas Party

Tonight is my husband's work Christmas party - at our house! I am really excited about it! Here's what I'm fixing:

Soup: Pasta e Fagioli: White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and pasta in a savory broth.
Potato Chowder: Creamy and cheesy comforting potato soup.

Bread: Homemade French Bread

Meat: Baked Ham

Vegetable: Raw Veggie Tray

Dessert: Pumpkin Pie: I was never a big fan of pumpkin pie until I tried this recipe.
Sugar Pecans - my husband's special request!

Beverages: Hot and cold tea (sweetened available of course!), Water, Soft Drinks brought by guests

Pumpkin Pie Recipe:
One graham cracker crust

1-15 oz. can pumpkin
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
*Mix these ingredients together and pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 425. Then reduce oven heat to 350.

1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. cold butter
3/4 c. walnuts
*Mix together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon - cut in butter. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over the pie when you reduce the oven. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Sugar Pecans
Place 1 lb. (4 c.) pecan halves in a large bowl.

Mix together 1 egg white and 1 T. water and pour over pecans, gently stirring until coated.

Mix together:
1 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt

Pour over pecans and gently stir.

Spread on a lightly greased cookie sheet with sides. Bake at 275 for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

The menu sounds delicious! Hope the dinner goes well. You'll have to let us know how it went.:-)