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We have made the same thing for 10-15 years. Filet w/ Stilton Cheese sauce, brissel sprouts, twice cooked ptatoes. Veggies vary, eat the same.

Time for a change (maybe). We were thinking poached Striper /remoulade alonge with eggplant parm. We are thinking now of a ham but want a sauce of some sort. Not stupid pineapple/apple/brown suger crap. Something interesting.

Thoughts???
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I will sous-vide a fucking goose.
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Seriously!
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The French traditional way for ham is "Jambon braisé au madère" (braised ham with Madeira wine). Here's a link you can put through some translation machine: http://www.recettesdecuisine.tv/recette ... adere.html.

There are numerous variants, with beer, cider (and pears), &c. Improvise.

Cut lozenges from the rind so it won't split during the long cooking:

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Meatloaf on lettuce.
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???

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We always have a prime rib. I look forward to continuing that tradition, simply because I love me some prime rib
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That sounds better than goose, sous-vide or otherwise. Certainly better than meatloaf on ... blah ... lettuce.

What are the sides?
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Nyarlathotep wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:18 pm We always have a prime rib. I look forward to continuing that tradition, simply because I love me some prime rib
Same here. Tamales usually on Xmas eve. Then rib on Xmas.
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Rob Lister wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:25 pm That sounds better than goose, sous-vide or otherwise. Certainly better than meatloaf on ... blah ... lettuce.

What are the sides?
Chani makes the best mashed potatoes you ever had and I make a pretty decent gravy from the roast’s pan drippings. Usually also a salad and some crescent rolls.
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izittrue wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:18 pm We always have a prime rib. I look forward to continuing that tradition, simply because I love me some prime rib
Same here. Tamales usually on Xmas eve. Then rib on Xmas.
I have always wanted to try my hand at tamales
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm My Christmas breakfast when I was a kid. :coolspecs:
Ah! A panettone – delicious with some salty butter.

I had the Orthodox version, but for Easter:

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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:01 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm My Christmas breakfast when I was a kid. :coolspecs:
Ah! A panettone – delicious with some salty butter.

I had the Orthodox version, but for Easter:

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In reality...traditional Christmas dinner at Dad's & Mom's house involved a huge bowl of spaghetti thoroughly mixed with extra-virgin olive oil, anchovies, and asparagus...or was the asparagus on the side...no onions!...plus red wine...stuffed mushrooms...huge salad...wine...breaded smelt for good luck...wine...breaded calamari...baked bread...wine...asparagus again...those damn little pastries that look like cookies but are really hard biscuits with pepper cooked into them...wine...tons of real cookies...wine...screaming children...screaming adults...espresso that was basically rocket fuel to offset all that wine...Dad did all the cooking...you'd be taking your life in your hands if you interrupted him!...Dad gave the toast "Salud!"...Mom beamed around at everybody...alas, now t'is but a memory.
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Sounds nice.
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You'd have loved it. We sure did.
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Oh yeah...then everybody crowded into the living room while Dad handed out the presents and the adults sucked down the espresso. Heh.
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How many people would be there? Kid/adults
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The last one, 14 adults, 13 kids.

I forgot the Italian sausage..... hot for the manly men, mild for the sissies. And the party trays with provolone, prosciutto, sausage, pickled artichokes, 3 different kinds of olives, real mozzarella...you get that from Gallucci's over on the boulevard, they got everything there. And pizza from Mazzone's.
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You of the wopish persuasion?

Damn sounds like holidays with my ex wife's family .... saaaaay
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Half...I am what you might call a mutt.
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ed wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:46 am How do they fit those bearded guys into those little shells?
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He's an 'elder god'.

Elder gods ... make ... saints.

Very soon now, he'll see my point and make me a saint. OTOH, I might win the lottery too...

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French onion soup, scallops and then lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce with roast potatoes, sprouts, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, baby corn, braised red cabbage and apple, leeks in cheese sauce, pigs in blankets, honey and ginger glazed carrots and chestnut stuffing. Strawberry cheesecake for pud. :)

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Sounds good.


lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce particularly this lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce

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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:02 pm French onion soup, scallops and then lamb steaks in cream, brandy and pepper sauce with roast potatoes, sprouts, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, baby corn, braised red cabbage and apple, leeks in cheese sauce, pigs in blankets, honey and ginger glazed carrots and chestnut stuffing. Strawberry cheesecake for pud. :)

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Horrible dinner.
Virginia ham, sucked, my "glaze" was putrid and nondescript

"Scalloped potatoes" were slivers of starch in wallpaper paste. "There is no difference between good scalloped potatoes and bad scalloped potatoes", to paraphrase Wag the Dog

Crappy broccoli and cauliflower in "creme sauce" simply leveraged the wallpaper paste from the potatoes and added green and white embellishments. Bland and horrid and shitty

Sweet potatoes were out of a can and slavered with brown sugar and butter and pancake syrup. Should have been the worst, turned out to be the best and that tells you something.

Forgot there was pineapple. Hate it though.

Thing is we usually do the fillet in stilton with roasted pototes etc. This year we were pissed off at everybody and thought "fuck all if I'm spending $500 on this ungrateful lot".

Horrible horrible. No booze because of the "problem" that 2 of them have (the third one was a no show, no call, no nothin'. But hey, just spent $300k on fucking RISD so she can wait tables. Really :x :x ) Lack of booze is bad because everyone could stew and recognize how we are not terribly happy together in a sober state.

This is no exaggeration. My wife and I woke up muttering and exchanging angry glances (not at each other, just general piss offedness).

I wanted to run off to Isla Morada in the Keys for xmas. "Nooooooooooooooooo we have to be with family". Well, as Jesus said "we have our reward"

I will be irritated for a day or so. Watch out. No metric. :x :x :x No modulo :x :x :x

eta and AC keep your fucking food to yourself :x :x And your pleasantly surprised wife too. :x :x
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Sliced chicken breast smothered in mozzarella and marinara, baked in a baking dish slathered with olive oil, then served over the pasta of your choice, upon which one ladles an appropriate portion of additional marinara.
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Steamed broccoli- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Brown rice- no seasoning- none! no butter, oil- none!
Silken tofu- no seasoning- none! nothing!
No alcohol- NONE!
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Vegan bastard
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Dying carbon unit.
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No salt, NONE!NOTHINg!


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No.


It's organic too.
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Tonight:

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Weiners.

Two of them.
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Looks good.

Simple yet satisfying.
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