Every December I cling to one Christmas film which I proceed to watch over-and-over again. Last year it was Holiday Affair (1949) and the year before it was Love Actually (2004). This year it's Christmas in Connecticut (1945). My particular fascination with this film is all the food that is mentioned in the movie. I took an opportunity to sit down and right every food item that was mentioned and I created some fun menus. If you are familiar with the film, you'll spot some favorites. I included links to some recipes wherever available.
I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hallucinating on a Life Raft
Steak with Bordelaise Sauce - Wine
Ideal post-life raft post-starvation Dinner
Big, thick juicy steak - baked potatoes - asparagus with hollandaise sauce - chocolate cake with ice cream
Elizabeth Lane's Ultimate Christmas Dinner
Fresh Fruit Cup - Olives - Boullion
Roast Goose Bernaise - Walnut Dressing - Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Orange Relish - Buttered Green Beans - Candied Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes - Celery Souffle - Hot Rolls - Lettuce with Russian Dressing
Mince Pie - Pumpkin Pie - Ice Cream - Old Fashioned Plum Pudding
Fresh Fruit - Mixed Nuts - Mints - Coffee
Sinky's Magoo Meal
Elizabeth Lane's Fake Husband's Favorite Meal
Lettuce & Endive salad with a creamy blue cheese dressing
The Meal that didn't happen
Toasted Veal Cutlets that haven't been toasted
A plate of sardines thrown away - Mushroom omelet - Toast with butter and jam - Coffee
Next Month's Mink Coat Installment Meal
Breat of grave, sauteed with peaches grenadine (no bones) - chicken soup with Mosel Wine (no bones)
Yardley's Reminiscing Through the Months Meal
October's Breast of Guinea - June's Strawberries Chantilly with rum and egg white
Felix's Cheer-You-Up-Out-of-a-Catastrophe Meal
Chicken Budapest - Brussel Sprouts a la Felix - Potatoes Au Gratin - Artichoke Hearts - Marinated Herring a la Creme
Bologna - Horseradish - Nuts
The Ireland Meets Hungary Stew
Irish Stew + Paprika = Goulash
Post-Marathon Christmas Food Fest - Late Night Snack,
Chicken Drumsticks - Cold Chablis
Attractive Woman's Breakfast*
Flipped pancakes, good coffee and sizzling bacon
The Christmas Tease
Potage Mongol - Roast Goose Bernoise with walnut stuffing
Publisher's Temptation Breakfast
Kidney and onions
*served in a sunny kitchen
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