This is obviously a very Southern American menu (with a few exceptions). Regardless, I am posting this for those of you who may be looking for insipration for your holiday meal. No matter what your particular beliefs may be, I wish everyone who has faithfully read this blog and/or who may discover it a very pleasant holiday season!
I am signing off for a week or so to spend time with my family and to COOK!

Niman Ranch applewood smoked, uncured ham baked with Eddie’s special glaze
Macaroni and cheese Chez Edouard featuring long-aged cheddar and mustard
Cajun-spiced rice dressing with bell peppers, onions, raisins, and diced Granny Smith apples
Mashed potatoes Chez Edouard
Preserved green beans raised in the family garden
Braised Great Northern shell beans from Purcell Mountain Farms
Baby carrots glazed with maple syrup and butter
Rapini greens braised with red pepper flakes
Congealed cranberry salad with mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, and pecans
Sweet potato biscuits seasoned with spices

Eddie’s Mele Kalikimakae (Hawaiian “Merry Christmas”) fruit pie
Pound Cake Trifle with preserved strawberries and raspberries
Marsha’s chocolate pudding dessert