Christmas 2011 Menu

Hosted my first Christmas dinner away from home with friends instead of family. Here's the menu:

Braised Short Ribs with Whole Grain Mustard (from Thomas Keller)
Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Maple-Roast Parsnips (from Nigella Lawson)
Parmesan and Thyme Rolls
Sticky Toffee Pudding (from Troquet restaurant in Boston)

It was fun crafting a holiday menu on my own.  The short ribs were a bit of a process but worth the time and effort.  I wasn't a big fan of the rolls but everyone else liked them. The rest of the menu was relatively easy to make.  By far the sticky toffee pudding was the big hit of the night.  Lovely way to end the meal.  All and all I'd make this menu again, even the rolls.

Happy holidays!