We are going to celebrate on Tuesday because my significant other is off work that day. He works through Monday. A friend from work is planning to join us, unless he finds something better to do ;) .
Pork tenderloin with gravy
roasted potatoes (with duck fat)
winter greens saute with pine nuts
The gingerbread recipe is from Nigella Lawson, and it will be made in a Yule log-shaped pan that I purchased for the occasion.
I plan to make the cauliflower gratin with smoked Gruyere and smoked Gouda.
The winter greens are: Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, and Kale. I will finely shred them and cook them with some bacon and Balsamic vinegar and garnish with pine nuts.
The carrots will get glazed with a mixture of butter, honey, and Ras-el-Hanout.
The bread I am making is the Harvest Home Rolls recipe.
If there is enough duck fat left over (and I will try so very hard to save some), I want to make popcorn with it. With more Marmite.
Edit 12/24/12: I made the cranberry-orange relish tonight, as it gets better the longer it sits. I cannot wait to start cooking! I will make the bread and gingerbread tomorrow.
Happy Solstisce/Merry Christmas!