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Old 11-24-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Smile Ideal Christmas Dinner

I know ya'll are just getting over Thanksgiving dinner, and probably don't want to think about Christmas. But, if there was just 2 of you for Christmas dinner, what would be your fantasy meal? I'll only have one day to shop, but I will have acces to a pro kitchen. Looking forward to some great ideas.

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Old 11-24-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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We do a tenderloin roast for christmas. They are not too big and are tasty and tender.

Serve with baked potatoes with all the fixins and grilled asparagus.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
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One I don't have to cook!!! (Joking... I love cooking so much!) There were only two of us for Thanksgiving and I really enjoy Cornish game hens. (Perfect portion size for two people, and it looks like you made a mini turkey!) So I say roasted game hens, baked butternut squash, and a crisp salad.

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Old 11-24-2007, 04:20 PM   #4
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I know ya'll are just getting over Thanksgiving dinner, and probably don't want to think about Christmas. But, if there was just 2 of you for Christmas dinner, what would be your fantasy meal? I'll only have one day to shop, but I will have acces to a pro kitchen. Looking forward to some great ideas.
Hi. I'm thinking seafood. Start with mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and parsley, sprinkled with chopped tomato when done, and served with toasted baguette slices. Follow that with lobster ravioli (don't have a recipe but had it once in Boston and just loved it - anyone have a recipe?) and roasted asparagus. I'd probably buy dessert - for DH's birthday last week, at a very nice grocery store, I got two mini chocolate bundt cakes with liquid chocolate filling - yummy.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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We will also be doing beef tenderloin for the 2 of us. I plan on double baked potatoes, some roasted veggies( whatever looks good at the store), homemade dinner rolls with butter and of course a nice mixed salad. For dessert, probably Christmas cookies or nut and poppy seed cake.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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Well there are two of us and we often make a standing rib roast - except this year can get an actual prime rib.

And Yorkshire pud. A standing rib roast without the pudding is like hot dogs without kimchee.

My ideal would be to start with a lobster bisque.

Spuds probably baked.

Some kind of veggies, maybe julienned candied carrots. And then some other veg type thing.

That is what we often do. This year, maybe tapas. Still working on it.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:33 PM   #7
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Shrimp cocktails, T-bones; medium rare, grilled veggies, baked potatoes, tossed salad and a chocolate mousse for dessert with decaf coffee and "It's a Wonderful Life" afterwards on DVD.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:16 PM   #8
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Don't know about it being a fantasy meal, but I will be cooking for two this Christmas and the menu will probably look something like:

Cranberry-honey-mustard glazed ham
warm mixed vegetable salad in aioli
steamed asparagus with mustard vinaigrette
smoked salmon
garden salad
and something with an exoskeleton, not sure what yet
plus a range of condiments and extras like pickled onions and gherkins
warm rolls or normal bread (depends on the weather)
cheese selection

mince pies for dessert

New Years Eve will either be a seafood tempura fondue with sides and condiments
or bugs tails poached in champagne served with a champagne cream sauce
or crayfish with some sort of dressing/sauce
rice and veges or bread and salad
no dessert
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or bugs tails poached in champagne served with a champagne cream sauce
Hi, Bilby. What are bugs tails?
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:30 PM   #10
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Either Morton Bay Bugs or Balmain Bugs. Bit like a small lobster in a sense but not to look at, but you can use the same recipes. Cut off the head usually and just serve the tails. The tails are about four inches long give or take, about two inches wide and are quite sweet. Much more reliable than crayfish (Aust rock lobster) but much uglier!!

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