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Dec 21, 2018 - 7:08:08 PM
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13816 posts since 12/2/2005

On this end: butternut squash soup with blue cheese croutons, roast short loin of beef (slice it an inch thick and cook it that way, it's a New York strip steak), Yorkshire pudding, asparagus (gotta love air travel for vegetables), twice-baked potatoes, and bittersweet chocolate cheesecake with chocolate/chambord glaze and fresh raspberries for dessert.

I will have a (nearly) intact house and kitchen for the first time since January 8 of this year, when the pipe broke, for family entertaining. And I'll have the entire family here for the first time in a long time!!!

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:30:53 PM

Mooooo

USA

5490 posts since 8/20/2016

Sounds good, what time?....maybe I should wait to see what else is being served...

Edited by - Mooooo on 12/21/2018 19:32:25

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:07:50 PM
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slammer

USA

2620 posts since 12/30/2008

Sounds great Skip !!! Mike , I’ll pick you up on the way to Skips house !!!

Sunday the festivities start when everyone flies in from New York and Minnesota.
Sunday’s dinner is comprised of my Sons 65 day dry aged prime Rib Roast (which he dries himself) served med rare with salt roasted potatoes, fresh green beans and asparagus, fancy salad and the wife’s famous cheesecake (not sure what flavor yet).

Christmas Eve is the traditional spaghetti dinner with my moms old Sicilian Sunday Gravy recipe........DONT ASK !!! Fresh Garlic bread, salad a veggie of some sort and platter of Xmas cookies .

Christmas Day is late brunch fixins and then in the late afternoon out come an array of hors d’ oeuvres consisting of Huge cocktail shrimp and sauce, venison meatballs, wings, cheese fondue, sweet corn dip, assorted cheeses and sausages, bagna cauda, smoked fish, Asian lettuce wraps, pigs in the blanket, veggies and dips, and whatever else we decide to have.
Did I mention Beer ??? Might be a few of those thrown in just to cleanse the pallet!!!

The day after Christmas is alka seltzer , ibuprofen, and a long nap !!!

Hope you all have a Great Holiday with Family, Safe Tavels, Great Food and drink, and may Santa bring us all a new Banjo !!!
Slammer!!!

Edited by - slammer on 12/21/2018 20:09:00

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:34:40 PM

8292 posts since 1/15/2005

So far Cornish Hens, Ham, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese (son's favorite), Sweet Potato Casserole (like dessert) and Pecan Pie with whipped cream. I know I have left some things out, but it will be more than I can eat!

Edited by - BanjoLink on 12/21/2018 20:34:59

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:24:52 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

11743 posts since 9/27/2007

We do Green Bean Casserole in honour of our old neighbours from the U.S.

Those dried onions come in new packaging not a can.

What's not to love about mushroom soup?  

It was cool to celebrate 2 thanksgivings per year!

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:07:19 PM

Brian T

Canada

14747 posts since 6/5/2008

We might hold off on any big dinner. $50 scallops wil do for my birthday.
Family don't start to get in until PM on the 25 and others on the 26 or 27.
12C coffee pots, 4 slice toasters, we can make a dent in the hunger pangs.

Family is better than any dinner. I'll settle for wieners & beans.
Perogies and borscht will be on the menu at some point.

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:38:51 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22168 posts since 8/3/2003

No cooking for me this Christmas. I've been invited out to a buffet with some friends. No leftovers, but no dirty dishes, pots and pans to wash either. Looking forward to a nice, slow, easy day. Eat too much, go home, take a nap.

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:25:28 AM
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2199 posts since 10/9/2011

Chinese food. Going to a movie and Chinese food for dinner is an ancient Jewish tradition. We may expand that to any Asian cuisine,depending on what's open on Christmas.

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:31:25 AM
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pickin_fool

Canada

2388 posts since 6/30/2017

i bought two cornish hens that will get stuffed with a wild rice stuffing...will have those with broccoli and cheese sauce and some form of starch...maybe perogies/onions/bacon...

i decided also that at some point i will have a chat with my friendly butcher and see what kind of deal he will give me on a two rib prime rib roast

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:26:54 AM
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figmo59

USA

28444 posts since 3/5/2008

Me Sons Girl..is cookin fer Christmas this year...
Turkey..n fixins..
Her famahly is commin...

I got asked to do a small bone in prime rib ovah the fire too...

Dec 22, 2018 - 9:10:03 AM
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1513 posts since 2/21/2011

Is it wrong?  I mean, seriously, is it wrong???...

Dec 22, 2018 - 9:28:36 AM
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13816 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Stu D Baker-Hawk

Is it wrong?  I mean, seriously, is it wrong???...


Yes. It should be formed into a wreath.

Dec 22, 2018 - 11:03:54 AM
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rinemb

USA

10688 posts since 5/24/2005

Christmas Eve is our vegetarian soup dinner night. This year I am making potato, leek, Riesling soup finished with creme fraische and parsley. Served with the brotchen I make, a hearty salt and Caraway seeds topped roll . Before dinner, will serve an alsacienne gewurstraminer and cremont punch. On Christmas day, beef tenderloin and I will contribute homemade yeast dinner rolls. The rest is pot luck . Brad

Dec 22, 2018 - 11:42:06 AM

csrat

USA

786 posts since 9/14/2008

Ginger ham, sweep potato casserole, cranberry green beans, yeast rolls and butternut squash soup.

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:32:18 PM
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OM45GE

USA

82544 posts since 11/7/2007

Lobster Newburg for us. I’ve already made my chicken liver pate and will be preparing the water bugs tomorrow. 

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:35:46 PM

186 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

On this end: butternut squash soup with blue cheese croutons, roast short loin of beef (slice it an inch thick and cook it that way, it's a New York strip steak), Yorkshire pudding, asparagus (gotta love air travel for vegetables), twice-baked potatoes, and bittersweet chocolate cheesecake with chocolate/chambord glaze and fresh raspberries for dessert.

I will have a (nearly) intact house and kitchen for the first time since January 8 of this year, when the pipe broke, for family entertaining. And I'll have the entire family here for the first time in a long time!!!


As a Yorkshireman, I'm really pleased to see Yorkshire Pudding on your menu.  Will you be making one large pudding or individual puddings (as made in a muffin tin)?

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:37 PM

186 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Sounds great Skip !!! Mike , I’ll pick you up on the way to Skips house !!!

Sunday the festivities start when everyone flies in from New York and Minnesota.
Sunday’s dinner is comprised of my Sons 65 day dry aged prime Rib Roast (which he dries himself) served med rare with salt roasted potatoes, fresh green beans and asparagus, fancy salad and the wife’s famous cheesecake (not sure what flavor yet).

Christmas Eve is the traditional spaghetti dinner with my moms old Sicilian Sunday Gravy recipe........DONT ASK !!! Fresh Garlic bread, salad a veggie of some sort and platter of Xmas cookies .

Christmas Day is late brunch fixins and then in the late afternoon out come an array of hors d’ oeuvres consisting of Huge cocktail shrimp and sauce, venison meatballs, wings, cheese fondue, sweet corn dip, assorted cheeses and sausages, bagna cauda, smoked fish, Asian lettuce wraps, pigs in the blanket, veggies and dips, and whatever else we decide to have.
Did I mention Beer ??? Might be a few of those thrown in just to cleanse the pallet!!!

The day after Christmas is alka seltzer , ibuprofen, and a long nap !!!

Hope you all have a Great Holiday with Family, Safe Tavels, Great Food and drink, and may Santa bring us all a new Banjo !!!
Slammer!!!


That beef sounds fantastic !!

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:21:20 PM
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129 posts since 1/3/2012

The girls want a cat for Christmas so that's what they will get, we usually cook a turkey or ham but you only get to spoil them once. Merry Christmas

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:24 PM

pickin_fool

Canada

2388 posts since 6/30/2017

its almost sacreligious to serve a roast of beef without yorkies...a substitute for yorkshire pudding is popovers..they are almost identical..

i have a funny yorkshire pudding story..

as i may have mentioned before i used to supplement my retirement income by filling in as a cook at a native treatment centre here..the clients were mainly native, and most of them from some of the more remote reserves up north..anyway one sunday..roast beef was on the menu for supper..i had to cook several smaller roasts rather than one big roast so there was lots of good drippings...some went for gravy and i thought yorkshire pudding would add a touch of class to the meal..one of the guys asked me...whats that?...pointing to the yorkies...i said its yorkshire pudding to have with supper..he took his meal and sat down..after he ate he asked me if he could have some syrup...there was nothing on the menu that required syrup so i asked what for?...he said...for the pudding...

i couldnt help laughing..i did explain after that the pudding was simply a vehicle used to pour more gravy down your throat..he seemed ok with that

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:26:55 PM

13816 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
 

As a Yorkshireman, I'm really pleased to see Yorkshire Pudding on your menu.  Will you be making one large pudding or individual puddings (as made in a muffin tin)?


Individuals. Makes for a nicer-looking plate, IMO.

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:30:53 PM
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Originally posted by FISHLIPS48

The girls want a cat for Christmas so that's what they will get, we usually cook a turkey or ham but you only get to spoil them once. Merry Christmas


That'll be a new keyboard, bud. wink

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:35:15 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

11743 posts since 9/27/2007

BrianT Is that $50 EACH for scallops!? I wouldn't be surprised! LOL!
The prices for seafood here have gone through the roof!
It all goes to china now & they pay the big bucks.
$40.00 for one dungeness crab. You can keep it!
Jonty: we do Yorkshire pudding with prime rib.
The Mrs. does her yorkies in a muffin pan.

Twice baked potatoes are awesome & I recommend trying hasselback potatoes if you're good with a knife!

We have a fresh 10 lb. turkey for the two of us. (lots of leftovers)
We do stuffin muffins instead of stuffing the bird.
There'll be all kinds of veggies too.
I want to go to Skips place!

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:46:23 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie


We do stuffin muffins instead of stuffing the bird.
 


This is a much better way to go. In order to get stuffing in the bird to a safe serving temperature you have to overcook the bird.

I despise turkey and resist cooking it with vehemence. But if forced to do it (or when roasting chicken, which I like very much), I pull drippings out of the roasting pan and bird cavity, add those to some chicken stock, and soak the stuffing pan or pans to the extent possible. It's the fat and drippings that makes stuffing so yummy...

Dec 22, 2018 - 2:44:25 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

11743 posts since 9/27/2007

When I do chicken I use a beer can holder/cooker without the beer can & it cooks way better. I might stuff a lemon in there or some fresh herbs.

One year I signed up to get a local free range turkey for Xmas.

I helped a guy catch a wild turkey & he gave me a turkey & our local grocery store gave us one too.

We cooked the wild one in the Primo with mostly maple lump for smoke.

Free range was stuffed traditionally with bacon on her breast.

I spatchcocked the one from the store & made a killer jerk marinade & injected it too. I made up a smoke tube with allspice berries, fresh thyme, rosemary & wood chips. The neighbours down the street asked us what we were cooking it smelled so good!

Turkey is just another bird & they're all good eatin'! 

Dec 22, 2018 - 2:48:12 PM

2036 posts since 7/28/2015

quote:
Originally posted by FISHLIPS48

The girls want a cat for Christmas so that's what they will get, we usually cook a turkey or ham but you only get to spoil them once. Merry Christmas


You are going to eat a cat?

Dec 22, 2018 - 3:26:13 PM

Mooooo

USA

5490 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by FISHLIPS48

The girls want a cat for Christmas so that's what they will get, we usually cook a turkey or ham but you only get to spoil them once. Merry Christmas


mmmmm...cat sounds delicious, how are you going to cook it?

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