Christmas Menu

Brought to you by the Dinner Co-op

This Hannukah menu was listed in the 1996 December issue of Bon Appetit. It was fabulous. Chickpea & potato fritters and Red Bell Pepper Harissa
Carrot, Cauliflower and Beet Salad with Orange-Anise Dressing
Beef Short-Rib Tagine
Honey-glazed Butternut Squash
Kuscus with Olives, Lemon and Herbs
Almond B'stillas with cinnamon-vanilla syrup
You could substitute Potato Latkes for the fritters, and Honey & Pearl Onion Lamb Tagine for the Beef tagine. Some other suggestions...


  • Murgh Haryali (Cilantro-Chicken Kebabs)
  • Stuffed Parantha
  • Ginger Garlic Eggplant Spread
  • Mango Macademia Nut Salsa
  • Clam Cakes


  • Vietnamese Cabbage and Grapefruit Salad
  • Spinach Apple Salad
  • Burgundy Cranberry Salad


  • Domatene Supa (Bulgarian Spicy Tomato Dumpling Soup)
  • Smoked Trout Chowder
  • Baked Winter Squash Soup
  • Tom Yam Kung (Thai Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup)


  • Focaccia Bread
  • Danner's White Bread
  • Rhode Island Cornbread

    Rice & Pasta Dishes

  • Wild Rice with Almonds and Mushrooms
  • Armenian Rice Pilaf
  • Sabzi Pullao (Vegetable Pilaf)
  • Hazelnut Pesto Mushroom Lasagne
  • Crusty Fettucine With Mushroom Sauce

    Meat Dishes

  • Roasting a Perfect Turkey
  • Roast Turkey With Herbs de Provence
  • Roasted Cornish Hens
  • Red Lamb and Almond Curry

    Vegetable Dishes

  • Spinach All'Agro (lemon spinach)
  • Masaledar Sem (spicy green beans)
  • Potato, Celery Root and Stilton Gratin (Scalloped potatoes)
  • Tomato Onion Bake

    Sauces & Chutneys

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Zucchini Relish
  • Bundy's Chutney


  • Gingerbread House
  • Orange Nut Bread
  • Blondies (non-chocolate brownies)
  • Almond Cookies
  • Besan Ki Burfi
  • Pecan Pralines
  • Bruce's Truffle Recipes (about 8 variations, including Bavarian Mint, Kahlua Cream, and Exquisite Almond)


  • Chocolate Almond Flutes
  • Applesauce Spice Cake
  • Mango Rum Cake
  • Dried Fruit Pie
  • White Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
  • Lemon Crepes Suzette (2)
  • Chocolate Mascarpone with Vanilla Custard and Pecan Pralines
  • TangerineMousse
  • Raspberry Vacherin

    For Parties only...

  • Oliebollen: Dutch deep-fried fruit balls (traditionally served on New Year)
  • McCullough-Maxwell Wassail
  • Swedish Style Hot Spiced Wine
  • American Style Hot Spiced Wine
  • German Style Hot Spiced Wine