Yowza, we are hosting for 18 people (including ourselves).
We are serving:
Mashed sweet potatoes
Mashed potato casserole
Other family members are bringing:
Cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktails, other appetizers
Pumpkin pie, other assorted desserts
The two recipes I’ve never made before are the corn pudding and the mashed potato casserole. Did I test them this weekend? No. I believe in Life on the Edge, baby.
The first one will be a breeze, since Tish not only gave me the recipe, but will actually coaching me through the apparently not-so-difficult process in my own kitchen next Wednesday. The mashed potato casserole I also have a high vote of confidence in, as we have never had a flop out of the Cook's Country magazine (which I highly recommend, if you have a cook on your Christmas list). The point of the recipe is being able to make the dish the day before. So as of right now, it looks like Wednesday is going to be Hell Day, with Thursday being a relaxed day of wearing heels and pearls and laughing merrily at the standard family anecdotes. (Let’s practice now. “Ha ha ha.”)