Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook
Christmas Eve Appetizer and Dessert Buffet Menu
- The night before the party or
at least 2-3/4 hours before serving time, make the cherry
ice cubes for the Holiday Punch Bowl.
- Set up the buffet table. Be
sure to put out plates, napkins, and silverware at one end
of the table. Put out the punch bowl and ladle. Put the cups
around it. Do not fill until serving time.
- Two hours before serving time,
make the Old-Fashioned Baked Custard and place it in the
refrigerator until serving time.
- While the custard is baking,
assemble the Christmas Wreath-Shaped Vegetable Tray. Cover
and place in the refrigerator until serving time. Put 1 cup
fat-free dressing into a small serving bowl, cover, and
place in the refrigerator.
- Make the Pistachio Cream
Mini-Tarts, place on a serving tray, cover, and refrigerate.
- Make the Cranberry Cocktail
Spread, cover, and refrigerate.
- Make the Snowman Cheese
Spread, cover, and refrigerate. Do not put crackers with the
- Prepare the Corned Beef
Appetizer Roll-Ups, do not cook, cover, and refrigerate.
- Bake the crust for the Merry
Cherry Pizza. While the crust is baking, get the toppings
ready for the pizza.
- Twenty-five minutes before
serving time, make the Chipped Beef and Swiss Cheese Pastry
Last 15 Minutes:
- While the roll-ups are baking,
place the cherry ice cubes into the punch bol and make the
- Remove the Corned Beef
Appetizer Roll-Ups from the refrigerator, microwave, and
place the pimientos over the tops.
- Remove all foods to be served
from the refrigerator and place them on the buffet table.
Put reduced-fat crackers out with the Snowman Cheese Spread
and the Cranberry Cocktail Spread.