You can count on the dessert selection to contain some variation of bread pudding, or a Buche de Noel. This is New Orleans, so you are guaranteed to see desserts created with the famous Bananas Foster in mind.
And, let’s not forget the all-important eggnog. Spotted on the 2014 Reveillon menus: eggnog panna cotta, eggnog bread pudding, eggnog crème brulee, eggnog flan, and eggnog TIRAMISU.
Do they know something we don’t? Apparently I need to jump on that train and try out some eggnog desserts. I’ve only had the drink a handful of times.
Note to self: drink more eggnog.
For my job as personal chef, I will be cooking dinner for around 30 people on Christmas Eve. It won’t be after midnight mass, but I’m thinking of going with that theme. Admittedly I have not finalized my menu, and I will absolutely be taking ideas and inspiration from these menus to make up the dinner that I will serve. Perhaps I will start with this gumbo?
Growing up we always spent Christmas Eve with my Dad’s side of the family and we always had the same thing, a roast with mashed potatoes, rolls, and simple vegetables. Turtle soup and quail sound much more interesting than plain roast! That’s New Orleans for ya.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Carrie at ConsumedbyCarrie.com
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