Our Christmas Eve Dinner

One of the traditions that our family has is gathering at our home for dinner on Christmas Eve to celebrate our family Christmas. 

This year we were joined by my parents, my mother-in-law, my sister and her family and my oldest daughter's boyfriend.
I thought that I would share our Christmas Eve menu along with a few recipes links. 

Our Menu

Here are some of the highlights--

Filet Mignon sliced and ready to eat

Glazed ham with pineapple, brown sugar, and mustard

Individual servings of  Penne and Cheese

Marniated Crab Claws

Boiled Shrimp ready to be served with Spicy Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade Sauce

Chopped Salad with Pears, Cranberries, and Feta Cheese

I usually make most of the food with everyone's help and this year my mother-in-law graciously volunteered to bring her fantastic chocolate pie and coconut cake.  
My husband's grandmother's secret recipe---Delicious!!

Fresh Coconut Cake

White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Warm White Chocolate Sauce

Check back soon for recipes for the White Chocolate Bread Pudding and Chopped Salad.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,



  1. Can I come next year? LOL It all looks delicious. We have our big meal on Christmas night. I'd love to know the recipe for the white chocolate bread pudding.

  2. What an excellent spread! Everything looks fabulous and your desserts are "to die for"! Happy New Year!

  3. OK, now, you CAN'T just throw down a picture of that chocolate pie, and not share the recipe! Do I have to go tie P up & hold her hostage???