You probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge. This is a triple decker Monte Cristo type sandwich with turkey, ham, cheese (try havarti or smoked gouda) and spread with a mixture of mayo and dijon mustard. Cut off the crusts, dip quickly in eggnog, yes, I said EGGNOG, and grill. Serve with cranberry-orange relish. Trader Joe's is better than home made!
On Christmas Eve, since we always have seafood, we did something different this year:
Lobster Mac and Cheese.
1 pound pasta
1 lb. cooked lobster, cut in small pieces
4 c. bechemel
8 oz. mascarpone
1 lb. white cheddar, grated
8 oz. gruyere, grated
1/2 c. toasted breadcrumbs
While pasta is cooking, make bechemel. Take sauce off heat and whisk in mascarpone, then the other cheeses. Stir in lobster, top with bread crumbs, and bake at 375 for 25 min.
On Christmas Day, our traditional Eggs Benedict breakfast! (with bacon this year)
We do NOT make a big Christmas dinner, as that breakfast keeps us full all day! In the evening, we put out some cheeses, salami and dip, saving room for dessert.
This year I made a rum bundt cake with Italian pastry cream.
Here are some simple marshmallow Santa pops!
Just one more busy day of work for me!