Menu: (Little) Armenian Christmas 2011
When you host a holiday well, the holiday becomes yours to host year after year.
(Little) Armenian Christmas is a great holiday for us to host. It is a smaller group than other holidays, doesn’t have a lot of pressure, and falls after the busy holiday season. Our condo isn’t very big and it is in the middle of the week, but both are obstacles that are easy to overcome.
I am a totally family girl, and I love that my new Armenian clan has welcomed me the way they have. It is nice to feel like not only is Rhode Island my home but Pennsylvania is now too. This Armenian Christmas I want to do a little more than I did last year. It is amazing how much one can develop and change over a year. Every day, month, and year that passes I hope I become a better entertainer.
A few of my girlfriends really blew me away with the appetizers they made for New Year’s Eve. I liked them so much I added them to my menu.
This year will be great, and I can’t wait. The menu is a bit ambitious, but much of it can be prepared a bit ahead of time. I am happy my new family liked last year’s celebration enough to give it to us again this year. Here’s to hoping Little Armenian Christmas 2011 is even better!
(Little) Armenian Christmas 2011
Siyami (vegetarian stuffed grape leaves- video how to soon!)
Ina’s Rosemary Cashews
Armenian Tasting Plate: string cheese, lavash, olives
Roast Beef Tenderloin
Honeyed Brussels Sprouts
Bulgur Pilaf (Aunt Tanya bringing)
Mixed Greens with orange segments, red onion, fennel
Beth’s Death by Chocolate Trifle
Coffee & Tea service
1 1/4 pounds cashew nuts
baby bella mushrooms (two packages)
parsley (for mushrooms, siyami)
4 plum tomatoes (siyami)
1 cup white rice
beef tenderloin (4-5 lbs)
2 bags brussels sprouts
1 red onion
2 fennel bulbs
fruit for fruit salad (whatever looks good)
2 chocolate cake mix
cool whip (2)
Heath bar crunch
2 pkg chocolate instant pudding
cream for coffee
To do list:
Make mushrooms, zucchini, string cheese, roll grape leaves