Be the change you wish to see in the world...

- Gandhi

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Menu

After much discussion with my family, I have decided to dial it down for tonight's Christmas Eve dinner.  I love food...the holidays really don't do it for me without incredible, delicious food.  Being vegan, that usually means I cook.  That is just fine by me, but apparently I went a little overboard last year with the homemade gnocchi.  So...this year, I am opting for a simple menu that I prepped mostly in advance.  Here's what is on tonight's menu.

Cheese and cracker plate - I purchased the Herb, Tomato and Basil, and Gouda nut cheeses from Pure Market Express and yummy pita crackers (regular and multi-grain) from Trader Joe's.

Antipasto platter - I love the marinated mushrooms, yellow sun-dried tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts and olives from Trader Joe's.

Herbed Polenta Cutlets with Marsala Mushroom Ragout from Chloe Coscarelli's Chloe's Kitchen
Sauteed Kale or Spinach (can't decide!)

Chocolate Cashew Mousse Pie from Nava Atlas's Vegan Holiday Kitchen

I can't decide if I am more excited about the food or the presents tonight!  Merry Christmas Eve!!!