Elegant, Vegetarian-Friendly Christmas Eve Menu Ideas?

Good Questions

Q: My extended family is coming for Christmas Eve dinner. I need a menu that the vegetarians and those who do not like seafood would enjoy but is still upscale and elegant.

Do you have any suggestions?

Sent by Janet

Editor: Janet, this sounds like a good job for pasta. What about plates of pasta with a rich lemon cream sauce? Something rich and decadent, so that no one will miss the meat. You could also serve pork tenderloin or beef prime rib on the side. Top it all off with a showstopper dessert like this and you're set:

Christmas Croquembouche

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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