Chef Anne Feinman
hristmas is the perfect time to show off your cooking skills to your family. Even novices can pull off an extraordinary masterpiece…just add LOVE! Love what you are preparing, love preparing it, love the presentation you place on your table, and then add your loved ones, for a family style Christmas dinner. Create your menu of favorites, or go traditional with foods steeped in tradition that have graced many holiday tables in seasons past.
Our family menu always included the classic dishes of Roast Turkey – the centerpiece for the feast, with accompaniments of Honey Glazed Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Orange Glazed Carrots, Green Beans with Almonds, Buttered Brussel Sprouts, Gravy, Stuffing, Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Assorted Rolls and the sweet treats of Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Pie and Jello with whipped topping. Just now, I remembered my Uncle John, acting afraid of jello, because it wiggled! Oh, the memories of Christmas’s past. Cherish your memories, make new ones and enjoy this wonderful day!
From our family at Mango’s Dockside Bistro to yours…Merry Christmas. I would like to share a Christmas prayer. We thank you, God, for the gifts of life and love. We thank you for the fellowship and families we share. We thank you for the food we are about to enjoy. May we and those who come in contact with us know the joy and peace that comes from you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Chef Annie and Family Mangos Dockside Bistro at The Esplanade.