Monday, December 20, 2010

Bûche de Noël

Anything that can be done ahead gets a star in my book. This dessert is one of them. I found it in a Good Housekeeping magazine from the early 1990s I think. It's become a tradition in our household, usually for Christmas Eve.

This year, we're celebrating with the family on Boxing Day, December 26. And the rest of the meal is going to be very untraditional - paella will be the main course. 

Today was spent in the kitchen - Bûche de Noël, stuffed mushrooms, crostini, chex mix and more. My freezer is jammed full. It's a good feeling. Next week, there will be little need to cook. The week between Christmas and New Year's is a week of celebration and relaxation. It's going to be great!

Click on the links for the recipes.


  1. I haven't been in blogland much lately, Lorrie, so when I saw your note I had to drop in to read your past posts. What a lovely Christmas you and your growing family will have. Congratulations!

  2. I've been looking for cook-ahead too. I have some par-boild potatoes in the freezer - I'm testing them before the day, obviously, but I hope they work. Peeling veg on Christmas morning isn't the best.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy New Year. xx

  3. It's beautiful! I've never made one, but I'd like to sometime. Perhaps for the New Year.

  4. Yum!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. The desert looks great and it sounds like you are well and truly ready. I need to start getting my presents wrapped but at least I got the tree up Saturday.

    Had lots more snow but is looking probably ok to get to Jane's for Christmas day at the moment.

  6. Thank you for your kind words.
    Wishing you a happy christmas!

  7. Looks yummy! Hope you have a blessed time with your family!

  8. Oh dear Lorrie, I was about to publish a buche recipe too, but seeing your beautiful cake I hardly dare!
    Happy Christmas to you and your fast extending family
    My French COuntry Home

  9. What a gorgeous cake! Delicious!
    Merry Christmas!


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