Originally Posted by joesfolk
Andy's dinner sounds wonderful..I can almost taste it. But I think for Christmas day I would go with Rock Cornish Game Hen, Herb roast potatoes or sweet potatoes (to make things easy) or maybe a stuffed squash. That asperagus sounds really nice or maybe some lemon almandine green beans. For starters I would definately do something simple with shrimp (It can be so inexpensive these days.) I'm thinking something really traditional for dessert, whatever your hubby would like. At our house it would have to be pumpkin pie but that's our house.
I second the cornish game hen. My mom used to make these for our family of 5 and they make a really fantastic presentation AND they're delicious. The concept of having something like an individual "mini turkey" for each person fun and special. Like you it will be just my husband and I for Christmas. I live in the Philippines so I can't get the cornish game hens here. But if I could....that's what I would do. I may get a whole chicken and bake it, then combine it with a few family staples and one or two of his favorite dishes.
Oh and if you want to continue with the "mini" theme....here's a little trick I use on my homemade apple pie recipe. I always have leftover filling for my apple pies (family favorite, I have to make 2 every year because they go so fast). So I make a little teeny bit extra crust, then use a muffin tin to make "baby pies". The baby pies are usually served to my niece and nephew, who love getting a "whole pie" to themselves. That might be a cute way to round out the theme if you go with the game hen idea.
Otherwise....I'd stick with a small ham, baked with a honey glaze, and a few of your favorite side dishes. So what if you have some left over? Yum....ham sandwiches!!