Just started prepping a meal for next Sunday night (an early xmas dinner with my parents before they head to my sister's place in Dallas).
Trying my hand at an all German meal. Started the Sauerbraten yesterday, it alreadys smells awesome, can't wait! Gonna serve with red cabbage, poppy seed egg noodles, brussel sprouts, and stollen (store bought, but made from scratch) for dessert.
Then when the inlaws get into town the following week, I'm switching gears to Greek. I've been working on a killer souvlaki marinade, and I like my scratch tzatziki too. Serve with pita, some sort of rice with olive oil and aromatics, and a rough chop greek salad (no lettuce, that aint a greek salad). Also gonna make a tray of Moussaka, which I really dig when done right. And I always have some of my homemade hummous in the fridge, so that goes without saying.
Not as crazy as some of the stuff you guys attempt, but still really looking forward to it!