December 16, 2011

Friday Favorites- Christmas Eve

It's time to start planning your Christmas Eve. I'll share with you what we do every Christmas Eve. The family goes to church before dinner usually around 4pm, then we head over to my house for our Christmas Eve dinner. I usually make a spinach artichoke dip, the world's best lasagna (that is what the recipe is called and it actually lives up to its title), roasted garlic, bread and salad. For dessert this year I'm going to do the mini Oreo cheesecakes and peppermint ice cream. Then after dinner we usually play board games. 
Here are my recipes :)
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Roasted Garlic is so easy to make, and absolutely delicious to spread on your bread.
Here is the step by step tutorial on how to roast it.

Spinach Salad
I use cranberries and apples instead of the strawberries. 
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Peppermint Ice Cream

I have personally made all these recipes, and you just can't miss with these. They are great to serve a crowd (seventeen people to be exact), and easy on the hostess (me)!
Do you guys have any special Christmas Eve traditions?


Lipstick6 said...

I've been at a loss as to what I want to do this Christmas eve. You've given me some great ideas! I'm definitely thinking about rocking the lasagna.


Leslie Meyer said...

Love it!

My family has hosted an "Open House" on Christmas Eve with homemade chili (made by my dad) and homemade tamales. We invite close friends to come over and partake for a relaxing and filling evening! This tradition definitely means Christmas is around the corner!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

That spinach salad looks delicious, great idea to sub in cranberries and apples! My mom always makes Chicken Wild rice soup for christmas eve! It is a tradition that just stuck!

Ashley said...

I love hearing all y'alls Christmas traditions! Michelle, you now have plenty of fun ideas to incorporate into your Christmas Eve din!
Leslie are you going to get to be with your family this Christmas?

Leslie Meyer said...

Yes I will! In fact, my mom mentioned yesterday that we'll have chili & tamales this Christmas Eve. :-)