at my sister in laws house her husband made some beef n gravy, cheesey potatoes, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and covered in bbq sauce...
thats what the dinner consisted off... I mainly gorged off the waterchestnuts... they were sooo good... have to make those sometimes...
no turkey, no mashed taters, no cranberries, simple, sweet, and yummy..
At my dad's parents house I had a lot of italian seafood dishes it was all seafood. I loved the food but seafood makes my stomach hurt so I had to
suffer through a hurting stomach after that dinner. At my mom's parents I ate turkey, mashed patatoes, cranberry sauce, and a whole bunch of other
stuff. Both dinners were good.
I did all the cooking this year, which means I got everything I like!
Welcome to my take on a Southern Christmas. It was a total bacon & sage theme.
*A turkey -- stuffed with sage, lemons & onions, and with sage stuffed under the skin of the breast. Towards the end of roasting time, I made a maple
glaze for it and draped bacon over top.
*Sausage, sage & cornbread stuffing
*Garlic mashed potatoes (aka the most unhealthy mashed 'taters on the face of the earth)
*Sweet & sour green beans w/bacon
*Potato rolls & regular rolls
*Chocolate silk pie
It was goooooood, and I have nothing but the turkey carcass leftover! But that's okay, I'm making turkey soup.
A half-snifter of Port, as an apertif (a taste I've developed in cold weather)
A Caesar Salad
cheese & Jalapeno-stuffed quail breast, wrapped with bacon and grilled.
Ribeyes over an oak and mesquite fire
grilled lemon pepper shrimp
Served w/ a Pinot Noir.
Lemon Chess Pie
For New Years' Eve:
Leek and Morel brie
A very light Zinfandel
"Texas" Patatoes (a potato casserole topped with croutons and cheese.)
Brisket I cooked in the wood-burning grill. in foil for the last 2 hours: moist!
Homemade BBQ sauce (a specialty of one of our guests.)
Jaegermeister, followed by some pheasant hunting.
Some Blueberry Liquor I made about 2 years ago, and found at Thankgiving. (several guests were unconscious by midnight!!!)
I used to live in Germany and we allways had a traditional "karp" (that is fish) dish when I was younger but now living in OZ and doing my own
cooking and I have BBQ cause we have summer in December. BTW I have twice a year x-mass ( In june and december) ....more presents
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