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Old 12-14-2005, 05:26 AM   #11
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our Christmas dinner is turkey, mashed potatoes, peas &/or corn, crescents, that sort of thing. or do we have ham?

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Old 12-14-2005, 06:58 AM   #12
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Since we'll be spending it with my in-laws this year, we'll be having Central American food - turkey, called "chumpe", french bread rolls, Salvadorian tamales (wrapped in plantain banana leaves, corn dough flavored with chicken broth, and filled with chicken, capers, olives, potatoes and a red sauce)vegetables, and rice casserole.

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:48 AM   #13
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Heavenly Ham
Sage Dressing
Candied Yams
Scalloped Corn
Frozen Corn w/ butter
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Bacon & Onions
Homemade Chicken & Noodles
Deviled Eggs
Chocolate Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Butter Pecan Cake with Butter Cream Icing and crushed pecans

**Night Before...........Christmas Movie Marathon Night**
Hot Wings w/ ranch dipping sauce
veggies & spinach dip
crackers & salmon dip
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:17 AM   #14
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I believe we are eating food. Yeah I think that is what Mom is making.

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:25 AM   #15
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Well, I did find a precooked Cajun Fried Turkey on line, so it'll be that, plus maybe cheddar and onion scalloped potatoes, some collards and baby butter beans, and a tomato/cuke salad. (I have to work Christmas morning, so trying to keep it simple!) Plus some sort of fish for DH, and probably a veggie chicken something for other son. (#1 son and I will demolish the turkey!)

For dessert, Christmas cookies!
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:53 AM   #16
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Not sure about anything, but friends of ours coming so we can make famous Russian "blinis", pancake of a sort. That will be a chalenge.
You are what you eat.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ishbel
Christmas lunch will be traditional

Smoked salmon as a starter

Goose this year (sometimes turkey)
Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Honey glazed carrots
Petit pois
Brussel sprouts

Bread sauce
Redcurrant sauce/cranberry sauce
Stuffing - sage and onion
Game chips (if serving goose)
baby chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon

Christmas pudding with hard sauce/double cream

Coffee/petit fours/florentines/mince-pies for those who still have room!
May I ask how you make your red currant sauce? I've never heard of that before but I love currants! It sounds delicious.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:31 PM   #18
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Special Christmas seafood menu at $110 per person. $140 with wine pairings.

Amuse Bouce:
Hamachi Tartare with Spicy Tobiko Aioli
On Crispy Sesame Won Ton Pi

First Taste:
Seared Fresh Diver Scallop and Foie Gras
Wild Mushroom Ragout and Watercress Pistou;
Pomegranate-Merlot Gastrique

Second Taste:
Chilled Dungeness Crab in Blood Orange Gelee Salad
Tatsoi and Mizuna, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado,
Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Third Taste:
Consomme of Lobster with Ravioli
Iranian Osetra Caviar, Salad of Exotic Herbs

Choice of:
Butter Poached Maine Lobster
Vanilla Infused Barley Risotto, Sweet Corn and
Tomalley Flan, Truffle-Fennel Sauce
Pan Seared Almond Dusted Sea Bass
Mousseline of Caramelized Salsify, Baby Artichoke
Gratin, Nicoise Olive Sauce
Blackened Loin of Yellowfin Tuna
Chive Potatoes, Terrine of Green and
White Asparagus, Shiraz Demi

Trio of Creme Brulee and Sorbet
Satsuma Orange, Kumquat, Pomegranate
Fruit 'n Chocolate
Rhubarb and Cranberry Cobbler and
Flourless Giandiua Chocolate Cake
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:46 PM   #19
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psst, ic, that's amuse bouche, spelled with an "h".

are you going to serve them on little spoons, as i understand is the custom, so it is a single bite of amusement?

your menu looks fantastic. i wish i was there. you really are an iron chef!

oh, btw, what is salsify?
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:56 PM   #20
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Salsify is my husband absolutely favourite vegetable. It grows near the sea and has a salty bite. It only grows here in the summer.

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