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    2010 Holiday Meals

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    This is our tentative menu for Christmas day dinner.

    Soup

    Roasted Red Pepper Bisque garnished with creme fraiche served with roasted garlic crostini.

    Champagne - Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

    Salad

    Classic Caesar prepared tableside

    Entree

    Apple wood smoked prime rib au jus and horseradish sauce

    White truffled duchess potatoes

    Roasted vegetables with choron sauce

    Fresh baked hard rolls

    wine - 2005 Bordeaux

    Dessert

    Toasted Poundcake with mascarpone cheese, apricot amaretto sauce and slivered almonds

    cognac - Remy Martin Louis XIII (optional dark chocolate medallions)



    We are doing another theme meal but have not settled on anything specific.
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    I don't cook a Christmas dinner (my family has brunch on Christmas Day) but I host an annual post-Christmas holiday dinner for a few select friends. I haven't decided yet on my annual holiday dinner menu, I'm considering either braised short ribs with a fig and red wine sauce espagnole or cider braised pork belly with apple-brandy/bacon jus.

    I do know the prelude cocktail will be champagne and St. Germain, I'm not sure yet what champagne I'll use though, I have a couple of bottles of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut and will probably use that rather than buy something else.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I don't cook a Christmas dinner (my family has brunch on Christmas Day) but I host an annual post-Christmas holiday dinner for a few select friends. I haven't decided yet on my annual holiday dinner menu, I'm considering either braised short ribs with a fig and red wine sauce espagnole or cider braised pork belly with apple-brandy/bacon jus.

    I do know the prelude cocktail will be champagne and St. Germain, I'm not sure yet what champagne I'll use though, I have a couple of bottles of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut and will probably use that rather than buy something else.
    You don't even have to set a place at the table for me, I'll eat standing up.


    Champers and St Germain? Is it sweet like Kir?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    You don't even have to set a place at the table for me, I'll eat standing up.


    Champers and St Germain? Is it sweet like Kir?
    I would happily set a place at my table for you if you'd set one for me at yours!!

    Yes, it's on the sweet side - St Germain is an elderflower blossom liqueur (and also very tasty mixed with vodka).




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I would happily set a place at my table for you if you'd set one for me at yours!!

    Yes, it's on the sweet side - St Germain is an elderflower blossom liqueur (and also very tasty mixed with vodka).
    It doesn't have to be a holiday to have you at my dinner table.

    You would be welcome anytime.
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    I don't know much about food (in a technical sense), but you guys are both making me drool.
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    1 part pot
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    1 part fire
    1 part Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix


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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    1 part pot
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    1 part Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix


    Sorry. It's the best I can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    It doesn't have to be a holiday to have you at my dinner table.

    You would be welcome anytime.
    Right back at you!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    1 part pot
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    1 part Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix


    Sorry. It's the best I can do.

    My friends make fun of me when I make hot chocolate because it takes a while to make it (but they're always happy when I do). I melt dark chocolate, add a little honey, sugar, a tiny bit of cinnamon, vanilla, and half & half. Top it with whipped cream and add a cinnamon stick. Sometimes I make peppermint marshmallows and if I have them on hand I'll use those instead of the whipped cream. And sometimes a little Bailey's, B&B, or Kahlua finds its way into the hot chocolate as well.




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    I'm working swing shift Christmas Day...havent decided what to cook yet...feeling like lasanga....then I can take leftovers to work for a snack later
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I don't know much about food (in a technical sense), but you guys are both making me drool.
    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    1 part pot
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    1 part Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix


    Sorry. It's the best I can do.
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    alright men, there is an inner chef in all of us and we should find it. get over your fear of the kitchen and make yer own sammich!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    I'm working swing shift Christmas Day...havent decided what to cook yet...feeling like lasanga....then I can take leftovers to work for a snack later
    try something different

    lay out your lasagna noodles and fill them jelly roll style. this makes it easier to serve and is better eye appeal.

    and a nice bottle of red wine from Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    My friends make fun of me when I make hot chocolate because it takes a while to make it (but they're always happy when I do). I melt dark chocolate, add a little honey, sugar, a tiny bit of cinnamon, vanilla, and half & half. Top it with whipped cream and add a cinnamon stick. Sometimes I make peppermint marshmallows and if I have them on hand I'll use those instead of the whipped cream. And sometimes a little Bailey's, B&B, or Kahlua finds its way into the hot chocolate as well.

    I think I just teared up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    alright men, there is an inner chef in all of us and we should find it. get over your fear of the kitchen and make yer own sammich!

    Yes sir.
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    I'm seriously considering building my own sous vide cooker out of a cheap slow cooker and a thermocoupler/probe. Have wanted to try cooking duck that way for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APB View Post
    I'm seriously considering building my own sous vide cooker out of a cheap slow cooker and a thermocoupler/probe. Have wanted to try cooking duck that way for a while now.
    That is awesome, sous vide duck will be incredible!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by APB View Post
    I'm seriously considering building my own sous vide cooker out of a cheap slow cooker and a thermocoupler/probe. Have wanted to try cooking duck that way for a while now.

    We may have to "O/R Iron Chef" sometime.
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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

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    It's Christmas, so it WILL be turkey! That's provided we can get to the shops. Had around 10 inches of snow overnight, which means we can't get out of the village to actually buy the turkey.
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    Since ,once again it was SUPPOSED to be me Daps,and her dad,we pre ordered a turkey(10 lb) dinner with fixins,(sweet potatoe casserole,dressing,gravy,etc.) in order to keep it simple,I pick it up on Christmas eve,warm it next day,no headaches ,lil clean up etc.,till this one and that one and ,etc..You must understand,all my adult life I REFUSE to not feed someone,even if I do without.I am luckily at the stage in life where I dont worry.However,NOW I have to get a ham,mac/cheese(real-not boxed),so much for an "easy day.This happened Thanksgiving,we planned on 3 and had about 20,and I freakin loved every second(even though I bitched like a cry baby),so ANYWAY,as it stands and to get back to the OP.

    Turkey
    Dressing
    sweet tater casserole
    baked ham
    baked mac and cheese
    green bean casserole
    mashed taters
    rolls
    gravy
    cranberry
    and I am sure this will be added to,hell Daps still has 4 or so days to change the menu

 

 
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