(Belgian endive, bleu cheese, sugared walnuts, balsamic vinegar dressing, sitting prettily on wedding china used for the first time in 8 years. Mikasa Royal Glimmer.)
...and chicken cacciatore, using a variation on the old Better Homes and Gardens recipe my mother used to use. That recipe didn't call for mushrooms, but I added several varieties, plus oil-cured black olives. It was seasoned with a combination of bay leaves, oregano, and celery seed. Other recipes I found for cacciatore had rosemary or juniper berries instead - all quite different, don't you think?
Everything came out really well. Dessert was cookies (Toll House, snickerdoodle, oatmeal) plus little cakes I got from Trader Joe's called cannelles de Bordeaux. Delicieux! And simple.
What did you eat for your holiday feast?