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TiggerBear
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Holiday Dinners

I thought it might be nice to talk about what we cooked for Thanksgiving.  Perhaps what we're planning for the December holidays. Are you planning a St. Patty's day feast? :smileytongue:

 

Anyway you get the idea. Anyone game?

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Re: Holiday Dinners

I will certainly be making some latkes!  We make them to include onions and various spices.  I prefer to eat them without the traditional apple sauce accompaniment. 

 

 

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Re: Holiday Dinners

Good question! I missed the pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, and I'm still craving one. That's the next thing I'll be making for the holiday.

 

Allison

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Re: Holiday Dinners

 


Allison_Fishman wrote:

Good question! I missed the pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, and I'm still craving one. That's the next thing I'll be making for the holiday.

 

Allison


 

Speaking of pumpkin pie, I seriously missed fresh whipped cream this year.  My sister-in-law brought a store-bought pie and spray whipped cream (light cream, no less) and it just wasn't the same.  I'm gonna make one for Christmas Eve dinner.  Yum!

 

 

Everything else we did for Thanksgiving was awesome!  green beans with carmelized onions and almonds, sausage & apple cornbread stuffing, garlicy mashed potatoes, and the killer Good Eats recipe turkey ala Alton Brown.  The turkey didn't get done for some reason... I think my husband put in the thermometer wrong, but we simply cut it up and microwaved a bunch of the white meat and roasted the dark meat for a while and it was fantastic!  We made the same recipe 2 years ago and it worked perfectly, so I'm sure we did something wrong. *shrug*

 

Christmas eve, we're having a pork loin roast with rice, asparagus and acorn squash with cinnamon apples.  For Christmas morning, we'll have blueberry pancakes (my son's favorite) and sausage.  For Christmas dinner, we're going to my mother-in-law's place and we're potlucking appetizers.  I'm bringing spanakopita, stuffed mushrooms and since I'll have some extra phyllo dough, I am making some phyllo cups and filling them with chocolate mousse.  I just ate lunch, but I get salivations just thinking about it!

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Re: Holiday Dinners

Basson, 

 

Now we've both got our mouths watering. I love the Pumpkin Pie redux 'cause someone played fast and loose with your whipped cream. Hilarious. I also love how relaxed you were about the par-cooked turkey. That's the way to solve a problem!

 

Your dishes sound wonderful; is anyone out there putting together a feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve? One of my favorite meals, for sure. As a Jewish woman, I usually rely on my Catholic friends to put this one together. I'm thinking about making Michael Psilakis' Octopus recipe (from How To Roast A Lamb), he was a recent guest author and he says that his octopus dish is surprisingly simple. I've had it at his restaurant, but never made it myself.

 

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Re: Holiday Dinners

 


Allison_Fishman wrote:

Basson, 

 

Your dishes sound wonderful; is anyone out there putting together a feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve? One of my favorite meals, for sure. As a Jewish woman, I usually rely on my Catholic friends to put this one together. I'm thinking about making Michael Psilakis' Octopus recipe (from How To Roast A Lamb), he was a recent guest author and he says that his octopus dish is surprisingly simple. I've had it at his restaurant, but never made it myself.

 

Allison


 

 

I had never heard of this Feast of the Seven Fishes.  Fascinating!  I was just reading Mario Batali's menu for this meal and it's a bit out of my league.  My kids would absolutely revolt as neither of them enjoy seafood and my oldest is pretending that he doesn't like fish, except in stick form.  *sigh*  School lunch is ruining my kids!

 

I'm looking forward to the few days they'll be spending with my parents after Christmas: my husband and I will have surf 'n' turf at least one night. 

"The Answer to the Great Question of ... Life, the Universe and Everything ... (is) 42." -- Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Ruth W.
Grand Rapids, MI