Christmas Potluck Dinner 2010

Cook’s notes: This menu served 8 people. The mashed potatoes were divine — the recipe on the Chow site is loaded with excellent tips. We are lucky to have friends that also love to cook, so that we didn’t have to prepare all the food ourselves!


  • Assorted cheeses with crackers
  • Chex mix – Ranch dressing (link)
  • Chex mix – Sweet (similar to this recipe)


  • Turkey breast roulade with stuffing (from Trader Joe’s)
  • Smoked ham
  • Mini muffins: Double Corn Muffins, made with buttermilk
  • Whole berry cranberry sauce (canned)
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, recipe scaled to make 5 lbs (link)
  • Faith’s Roasted Vegetables: carrots, red bell pepper, zucchini, and yellow squash
  • Sautéed cremini mushrooms with garlic


  • Pecan Pie (from Goode’s in Houston)
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Baklava