On this eve, what does your oven hold?

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by jim berman, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. jim berman

    jim berman

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    All through the house, the smell of Rosemary-crusted turkey nestled upon root vegetables does waft. The sweet potatoes tossed with chunks of apples with butter and quince doth roast away. A cherry pie topped with oatmeal and apricot crumble waits it's turn to gather under the fire.

    What are you making tonight?
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm doing another crown rack of pork this year. I've not settled on seasoning for sure. Rosemary, lemon and garlic are a distinct possibility.

    Risotto, salad, dithering over a soup, have a couple of possibilities in the fridge for vegies.

    I still have a lot up in the air about it all. I've a few hours to pin it down yet.

    Phil
     
  3. french fries

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    Tonight it's only 3 of us here, so there was no need to get a Turkey. While I'd have liked a capon I couldn't find one around here. I bought a very nice large chicken. I'm stuffing it with chestnut, ground pork, chicken liver, shallots, raisins in port wine, a bit of sour cream and some parsley, and roasting it. It will be served with chestnuts "au jus" and sauteed wild mushrooms with garlic and parsley.
     
  4. petalsandcoco

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    Love the menus....but this year my sister is "Allowing Me" the privilege of dining at her table. Since they only eat seafood and fish I am dying to see what she is planning. Two times I have had to put the phone down and tap my hand ......whatever she serves will be a delight I am sure.

    Today at work fish was asked . cream of mushroom C ( C- means with) a light truffle oil, tri color pepper/ miniature choux C mousse de foie gras

    salmon C pickled beetroot, horseradish , infused with leek and cauliflower cream, served with quinoa and cranberry pilaf spoon sized.

    dessert, lime cake with chocolate mousse C a coconut custard swoosh , garnished with candied orange slice dipped in chocolate.

    Lamb, meat , poultry .....today , fish.
     
  5. iplaywithfire

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    Roasted ham with apple-brandy-sage reduction.  Roasted garlic mashers.  Orange-cranberry (might toss some juniper in there) candied carrots.  Caramel creme brule with mulled peaches.  And, of course, the families obligatory fruit salad.  Sadly, I did not have the time to make some fresh bread this year. 
     
  6. headless chicken

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    Thanksgiving and Christmas tends to be one of those "all hands on board" affairs involving virtually the whole family.  I'm pumping out 3 pies (a lemon meringue, an apple pie, and an apple crumble) plus home made stuffing and I already did my Christmas cookies.  I think mom making cottage rolls, I think my uncles are doing the turkey.
     
  7. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Hah!  What nerve.

    This year we are having Veal roast, asparagus, crab.  Basically veal oscar.  :)