by vintageloves » Dec 14, 2018 Here's what I'm serving for Christmas this year. Although I'm not happy with it and am still tinkering with it. Not that my husband minds all the test dishes I make throughout the month. Shrimp Scampi Bison Lasagne with Bechamel Sauce Baked Chicken Piccata Sweet Corn Risotto Herbed Dutch Baby Potatoes Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms Green Beans Tri-Color Tomato Salad Garlic Bread Now I'm going to bitch a bit. Fair warning. One the reasons I can't settle on a menu is that I feel like I can't ever have food I want, because my in-laws are so freaking picky about anything ethnic or "spicy." I can't serve Mexican or Indian or Chinese or most seafoods or healthy foods because they will act incredibly insulted that I even dared put it on the table, never mind the dozen or so other people coming who would love to eat it. (However, they have no problem serving me ham even though I don't eat pork and it takes every bit of energy I have not to be THAT person who serves them enchiladas verdes with a side of paneer masala). It doesn't help that I hate the type of PA Dutch food they love. Every time they come over I wind up cooking food I don't even like. So I'm making Italian, which is our one compromise meal, but I'm still grumbly about it because I hate pasta. The lasagne was originally a flounder Florentine, but I started worrying my in laws woudn't even come without a they-serve-it-at-olive-garden option. For the record, I do like them and want them to come, and even this menu is pushing it with them. I also really want to add chicken tamales to the menu but I don't think they fit in. So share your menu! I might steal some ideas.