Thursday, December 25, 2014

8 Day Christmas Menu Day 6, 7 & 8: Tempura Shrimp, Fried Mac & Cheese Balls and Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Shrimp Tempura with Cocktail Sauce
Merry Christmas!

Well, I finally finished the last three items on my Christmas Menu!  The fried mac and cheese balls were a big hit and I used a recipe from Food Network.  The link to make this delicious recipe is  It's a three step process that requires freezing for 2 hours and freezing again overnight, after you make the balls.  So, I actually fried mine today!  You can use marinara and/or alfredo sauce for dipping.  They are really good!

The shrimp tempura was simple.  I used my favorite tempura batter mix (Golden Dipt) and canola oil to fry these babies up really quick.  I sprinkled some old bay seasoning on them after I drained the grease off and they were so crunchy and good!  I set them out on a nice serving tray with some cocktail sauce in the center and a stem of fresh rosemary, as garnish!

Last but not least, I took a shortcut when it came to my chocolate covered strawberries.  Usually, I like to use my chocolate fountain but because I didn't  have a large crowd, I decided to use the small melting chocolate cartons that you find in the baking aisle of the grocery store.  They work out beautifully for a small crowd.  I used one carton to cover a dozen of strawberries.  The directions are on the carton and are easy and simple to follow.  After dipping, pop them in the refrigerator to harden and they are ready to be served!

That's it! Hope you enjoyed the recipes I shared with you this week and hopefully you tried to make one or two them but if not, it's all good...I'm just glad to share!  I do appreciate the viewers that have been checking my post out each day, to see what I was going to make or bake next!  Thanks ;-)

Happy Holidays to you and your families, remember the reason for the season and give someone a big hug and kiss!  Let them know that you care about them.  God is love and today, on His birthday, we remember Him and how much He loves each of us.  Merry Christmas!!


Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Chocolate Covered Strawberries