I am staying home this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day [well, I might decide to go somewhere for Christmas Day . . . but probably not]
Usually when I stay home for this holiday, I have a special meal in mind to make myself. But for some reason this year, I just don't have any ideas. I keep thinking Goose or Duck. But seriously am not going to make that for one and would be just as happy with something else. Then I think steak or salmon. But those don't see special enough. Then I think lobster or crab, and I've had them recently so again, just not thinking that is what I want.
The only things I know for sure: I will be making either a Dirty Christmas Tree or a Pammela's Champagne Cocktail. I will have some sort of roasted brussel sprout side dish. I will have cherry cheesecake for dessert.
I would really like some different salad . . . lettuce/greens based salad. Some appetizer that I don't normally have. Some main dish that I don't normally have (but that I don't end up having to make a huge thing). And I would want some other side dish . . . something as yummy as mac-n-cheese or scalloped potatoes . . . without being that.
And I just can't seem to find the right source to inspire me. I've read some posts and done some searches and looked through the recipes I have saved to try. I will probably start looking through cookbooks and see if anything catches my eye.
But I thought of y'all and figured you might have some marvelous ideas too.