I've always celebrated Christmas Eve more than Christmas day. Today we started to get ready for the celebration tomorrow. It is only the 4 of us but we will have a nice dinner. A coworker really nicely picked up a pheasant for me while buying hers and left it on my door steps. All the gifts are in the house waiting to be unboxed and wrapped.
This morning I took MEC to the mall in search of party clothes. She really only has every day wear nothing fancy. I went to Janie and Jack which had a huge sale and found a really pretty cordury dress, Some cute ballet flat and some mac alister boots for Miles. All of this for 65$ gotta love sales. I liked another dress but it is flannel and thus is going to be a little bit less wearable in the summer ;)
I went to Potterybarn in search of stuff to make a nice table and found some silver chargers and a white linen runners. Here is a picture with our plates and silverware. It is going to be super nice.
Finally I put together the menu for tomorrow's dinner and this is what we will be having:
Gougeres (which are puff pastry with cheese) for appetizer
Cider-Braised Pheasant with Pearl Onions and Apples arranged by me.
Pomme dauphine which are delicious and definitely celebration food.
Fresh bread rolls.
French chocolate cake (meringue and chocolate mousse).
More pictures of the preparation of the meal to come....