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brianh
12-23-2013, 09:25 PM
I'm doing beef tenderloin with tawny port cranberry sauce; mashed potatoes with parsnips, roasted garlic, and rosemary; sautéed brussel sprouts with lemon.

WildBoar
12-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Rib roast, but no other details at this point. Will depend on what my wife finds left in the grocery store tomorrow morning.

brianh
12-23-2013, 09:53 PM
I wish I could trust my wife to grocery shop.

spinblue
12-23-2013, 09:53 PM
Xmas eve - shrimp scampi with home made pasta - dessert: chocolate souffle
Xmas morning - homemade donuts
Xmas dinner - prime rib roast - dessert: lemon meringue pie

Lucretia
12-23-2013, 09:54 PM
Our traditional holiday fare--Pizza!

Slypig5000
12-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Good ol' fashioned Pot Roast. Going home tomorrow to spend the next couple of days with the family and wanted something pretty straight forward and easy. There will just be five of us for a change so it will be fun. Last year I did red sauce with homemade pappardelle which was a huge hit. I find that Thanksgiving is generally very traditional at my parents house, but Christmas can really be anything. Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday.

brianh
12-23-2013, 10:02 PM
Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday.


+1!

HHH Knives
12-23-2013, 10:05 PM
If the electric is back by Christmas were doing smoked turkey breast w some roasted veggies. Mashes potatoes with turkey gravy..

If no electric. Its gona be something like, Chocolate covered Pretzels and Chips and salsa with ramen noodles!! ;)

Either way. we will enjoy. I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!

WildBoar
12-23-2013, 10:17 PM
Good stuff spinblue -- we're also starting it all off w/ spaghetti topped with shrimp scampi x-mas eve.

Mrmnms
12-23-2013, 10:40 PM
Pizza Rustica and crepes for breakfast. Sous vide french roast and lobster tails a la Mucho for dinner.

marc4pt0
12-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Wife's family tradition on Christmas eve- fondue with lots of great wine to accompany
Christmas morning I'm thinking French toast for some odd reason, with eggs and spicy sweet maple breakfast sausage I make.
For dinner I'm going to try smoking a 25# turkey that my wife was given from work. This will be new territory for me....hmmmm

apicius9
12-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Not making anything this year - visiting my folks and my Mom is cooking :) Potato salad and sausages has been somewhat of a tradition for Christmas eve, Sauerbraten with red cabbage, brussel sprouts and potatoes or dumplings on Christmas was my Christmas wish this year.

Stefan

sachem allison
12-24-2013, 01:21 AM
Our traditional holiday fare--Pizza!

me, too.

ecchef
12-24-2013, 01:26 AM
Reservations.

Hbeernink
12-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Paella

scotchef38
12-24-2013, 05:22 AM
Gravadlax with pickled cucumbers and caraway seed brioche followed by Roast beef tenderloin rubbed with garlic and rosemary and wrapped in bacon.Glazed baby carrots.Either roast potatoes,Pont Neuf or mash depending on how i feel in the morning.Fried brussel sprouts,spinach puree and Wild mushroom jus.Dessert will probably just be whisky.

jai
12-24-2013, 05:59 AM
im working..... :( staff meal....

77kath
12-24-2013, 08:30 AM
Pozole and cornbread

Bill13
12-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Wife's family tradition on Christmas eve- fondue with lots of great wine to accompany
Christmas morning I'm thinking French toast for some odd reason, with eggs and spicy sweet maple breakfast sausage I make.
For dinner I'm going to try smoking a 25# turkey that my wife was given from work. This will be new territory for me....hmmmm

The only thing to remember is to finish the bird in a 500 degree oven for about 20 min to crisp the skin. Actually on the Cookshack forum there are quite a few people that believe the smoke stops penetrating the meat at about 140 degrees so they pull it then and finish it in the oven at 450. I usually cover whole birds with a butter (ummm butter!) soaked cheese cloth for the first few hours of smoking so the skin doesn't get too "smoked"

pitonboy
12-24-2013, 09:49 PM
Rice flour waffles for breakfast
Goat Curry for dinner

bear1889
12-24-2013, 10:13 PM
Xmas eve duck breast with a bing cherry balsamic vinegar and German wild cherry liqueur with shallots reduction sauce, broiled asparagus, and wild rice.

Xmas day oven slow cooked smoked brisket, latkes, creole eggplant with oysters, crawfish and scallops, and salad with an apple balsamic walnut oil vinaigrette.

spinblue
12-25-2013, 09:53 AM
Our daughter got a pic of the choc souffle, but the homemade pasta, shrimp scampi, mussels, fresh french bread (bought), made for a wonderful meal last night. Great family time with my Bro, who came in from Atlanta, Mom, and the four of us. We really enjoyed ourselves.

I ran out of gas and started head nodding at 10 PM, I hit the sheets and was out within seconds. Best night of sleep I've had in quite some time, as I didn't wake up until like 5 this morning.

Godspeed all, may all your love show through if you're cooking, and enjoy the Festivus for the rest of us.

I'll be starting my ox tails shortly to get the day rolling over here for our prime rib. Letting Everyone sleep in until I can't wait any longer. Then they'll start making homemade donuts for breakfast.

Merry Christmas.

99Limited
12-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Xmas morning we're having Country Ham, Garlic/Cheese Grits and eggs. I'm getting ready to fire up my smoker to infuse my 6lb ribeye roast for a day of cherry wood smoke. Kind of wish I had a BGE. It's 20 degrees out and I'm not sure how my Weber Smoky Mtn Smoker will do.

spinblue
12-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Santa got me one of these (http://www.sears.com/craftsman-ir-thermometer/p-03450455000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1). Not for the kitchen, but let's just say the oven temp is spot on. :wink:

TheDispossessed
12-25-2013, 03:13 PM
trio of oysters (kumamoto, watch hill, race rock) and littlenecks w/mignonette
smoked spanish mackerel w/sourdough sunflower rye crisps
roast honey glazed hudson valley duck breast
HV duck confit
traditional herb stuffing (made w/homemade country bread)
slow roasted market leeks
country bread and cheeses (st nectar, garrotxa, pyrenis brebis, fromager de affinois)
pistachio cake

i've been cooking for three days.
merry christmas y'all!

cclin
12-25-2013, 03:36 PM
"Samgyetang"- Korean ginseng chicken soup. There's nothing better on a cold night than hot Samgyetang!!:hungry:

Mrmnms
12-25-2013, 09:32 PM
Rice flour waffles for breakfast
Goat Curry for dinner

My kids love pancakes and waffles made with rice and or coconut flour. I'd appreciate any suggestions .

Lucretia
12-25-2013, 09:36 PM
Just got the Christmas pie ready to pop in the oven...

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tk59
12-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Beef stew and Barnett 2001 Spring Mtn Cab. Made strawberry crepes for brunch.

easy13
12-25-2013, 10:33 PM
Pasta Course - Free Form Goat Cheese Mousse Ravioli, Caramelized Fennel, Fronds/Orange Zest/Butter Sauce, Speck

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seattle_lee
12-26-2013, 03:40 PM
Roasted a leg of lamb. Coated it with a puree of olive oil, garlic, anchovy, rosemary, and shallot. FIL is diabetic, so the starchy side was spanish tortilla. Veggie was some stir fried snap peas and carrots with garlic. Dessert was chocolate.

Mrmnms
12-26-2013, 05:53 PM
Roasted a leg of lamb. Coated it with a puree of olive oil, garlic, anchovy, rosemary, and shallot. FIL is diabetic, so the starchy side was spanish tortilla. Veggie was some stir fried snap peas and carrots with garlic. Dessert was chocolate.

Sounds killer