Decisions, Decisions – of the Dessert Variety

My cousin is hosting our family Christmas this year, and I am so excited. Lots of firsts: her first apartment, her first time hosting a big party, and the first family Christmas hosted by someone in our generation. Definite excitement!

For her, though, it’s excitement mixed with nerves. She keeps texting me, alternating between happiness and panic. To help the girl out (and be the good cousin that I am), I offered to make an appetizer, a vegetable, and a dessert.

I think I’m set on appetizers: I’m going to do Greek Salad Bites and Lemon-Pepper Pecorino Dip. Maybe I’ll throw in some cheese and crackers, too – just for kicks. My family likes to eat. And for the vegetable, I’m sticking with a simple classic, roasted broccoli. It’s my own recipe which I’ll try to post soon so you can see it.

But now the big decision: what do I make for dessert? Sam is pulling together apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin roll, and kiffles. My spidey sense tells me that what is missing from that roundup is chocolate. So my options are:

Okay, okay, I know none of those is super-chocolatey. Too bad because they all sound delicious. I think I’m leaning toward the Chocolate Pudding Cake or the Peanut Butter Pie. The Chocolate Pudding Cake would be more of an adventure, and could potentially be made ahead of time (that would be helpful). But so could the Peanut Butter Pie – no doubt a family favorite, but the safe choice.
Help! What should I make? Any other suggestions?

2 thoughts on “Decisions, Decisions – of the Dessert Variety

  1. Pingback: Recipe: Extra-Yummy Chocolate Box Cake | arlington darling

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