Thursday, December 17, 2009

Foodie Friday-Real Men Eat Quiche

Real men do eat quiche. I know this for a fact, because I've seen them do it when I serve these mini quiche appetizers at our parties. They really disappear quickly. I've also seen them eat small versions of spanakopita. They can't resist the spinach and feta filling.This year we're going to find out if they'll try this.... It's sauerkraut soup, and we serve it as part of our traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner called Wigilia, (which I'll tell you about next week), but we thought it would be fun to serve at our open house this Saturday.

Just in case no one likes it, there will be plenty of other soups, salads and sandwiches on the menu, along with a large assortment of different homemade appetizers. Here's what we're offering this year...

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Butternut Squash Soup
Pasta e Fagioli
Sauerkraut Soup

Caesar Salad
Spinach Salad with Mandarin oranges and Mushrooms
Potato and Green Bean salad

Roast Beef Wraps with horseradish sauce
Chicken club sandwiches with bacon
A make your own cold cut platter for Italian heroes
Hot open face mozzarella sandwiches with roasted red pepper and fresh basil.

Desserts??? We're going to crack open the fruit cake that I showed you last week
Frozen pumpkin torte with gingersnap crust
Raspberry-chocolate squares
Pecan pie
Plain vanilla cake

If anyone leaves hungry it won't be our fault.

Now, scoot over to Designs by Gollum and visit our hostess for Foodie Friday, Michael Lee. She's made arrangements to send you on a delightful culinary adventure. Bet there's lots of Holiday cooking going on this week!
PS: About an hour ago, I had a pre-party meltdown, and declared that I'm crazy to be doing all of this cooking from scratch. I threatened to go to Sam's Club next year and just buy everything ready made. My husband listened patiently, the meltdown moment passed, and by now I'm back in the kitchen. I'm sure that's where I'll be all day tomorrow and Saturday, so please forgive me if I don't have a minute to visit until after the party. I'll catch y'all on Sunday...Nancy


  1. Nancy, your menu sounds divine! I don't think a single person will leave hungry!!! However, I'm hungry just thinking about your party. Have a great time (and tell us all about it).

  2. My husband and I love Quiche. It's a favorite of ours. Merry Christmas, Doylene

  3. WHAT A MENU!! Everything sounds devine.

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  4. Our family loves Spanakopita! (But I have to admit I have never made them, but buy them frozen from Costco.)
    Nancy, I really love that you try to incorporate your Polish family heritage in your christmas celebration. I bet your cabbage soup is divine! My husband is half Italian, so we always have a traditional meatless Italian Christmas Eve dinner, with lasagna or manicotti. Last year we made homemade pizza. The dough smelled so good! I'll have to find some old pictures to post on my blog.

  5. Wow... looks yummy. I don't think a single person will go away hungry. Looking forward to reading more on the event..hugs ~lynne~


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