There are no shortages of special occasions that might require a more elegant menu this time of year. Since I’ve been asked to tape another guest chef appearance next month, and they requested I make a holiday and/or special occasion recipe, I thought I’d come up with some ideas and ….

… let YOU decide which one you would like to see me make? Let me know what looks good to you and why in the comment section below.

As for which menu will I cook on the show, I can’t make any promises since ultimately the decision will be made by the producer, but I’m sure she would be as interested as I am to hear your thoughts. Here are my top contenders….

Julie Anne Rhodes on set

Julie Anne Rhodes on set

SPECIAL OCCASION MENU PLAN:

Roast Beef
with
Roasted Mixed Vegetables
and
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

-or-

Seared Duck Breast with Cherry-Pomegranate Sauce
and
Stir-Fried Cabbage, Carrots, Peppers & Mushrooms
and
Cinnamon Rice Blend Pilaf

 -or-

Apricot-Pecan Stuffed Roast Pork Loin with Apricot Sauce
with
Maple Glaze Brussels Sprouts & Pancetta Hash
and
Smashed Carrots Tinged with Orange & Herbs

This post was first published December 6, 2011

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