Christmas Cooking For Dummies
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This seafood feast is a healthy low-fat meal that you can serve to guests any time, but it is an especially great meal during the busy holiday season. The menu includes the following dishes:

  • Christmas Eve Seafood Stew

  • Basic Green Salad

  • Bread and Cheese

  • Cranberry Cider Sorbet

  • Meringue Wreath Cookies

Take this handy shopping list with you when you go grocery shopping for the ingredients:

  • 1 fennel bulb

  • 1 small head butter lettuce

  • 1/2 small head red or green leaf lettuce

  • 1/2 small head romaine lettuce

  • 1 pound cheese, your choice

  • Three 4-ounce frozen lobster tails

  • 2 dozen small clams

  • 2 dozen mussels

  • 2 pounds sea bass fillets

  • 2 dozen large shrimp (20 to 25 per pound size)

  • 4 cups bottled clam juice

  • 2 loaves French bread

  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice

  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider

  • 28-ounce can plum tomatoes

You may already have these items in your pantry, but check to make sure:

  • Onions

  • Garlic

  • Large eggs

  • Sugar

  • Cream of tartar

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Balsamic vinegar

  • Dijon mustard

  • Thyme

  • Rosemary

  • Bay leaf

  • Dry white wine

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Dede Wilson, CCP, contributes to Bon Appétit and Pastry and Design magazine and to NBC's Todayshow. She is also the Food and Entertaining expert for

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