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    Posted: December/22/2020 at 09:39
and so the cooking marathon has begun.  My youngest daughter has been granted a reprieve, so she gets to come home for Christmas... means I'm back making all the things I made at Thanksgiving, again.  Knives, spoons and measuring cups are flying like crazy...
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We are doing the same thing...
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Get going guys, I imagine it will be quite the feast!
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I am basically finished... will start cooking the pork loins tonight, but everything else will just be a "warm up".  Youngest arrives at noon today... things are looking great.
However, we did get 2.05 inches of rain after midnight last night... winds were gusting to 35mph.  Fairly calm right now, but temperature is dropping... supposed to be 18degF by nightfall.
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Sounding good Dan, enjoy the time with your family! 

With that drop in temp and all the rain could make for interesting driving, stay safe.
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A wonderful time was had by all.  I changed up the brine this year and it turned out to be a great move... the pork loins were better than I've ever cooked.  
Complete menu:
Parsnip Vichyssoise with sage garnish... to start(to be consumed while the pork loins "rest" for 20 minutes)
Pork loins (2, 5lb each) with shiitake, porcini, chanterelle, and portabella mushroom/sage dressing cooked in Calvados
cranberry/wild cherry relish
Snow peas with thinly sliced smoked sausage (link) seasoning
spiced butternut squash
Creamed mashed potatoes with dill
Pear and apple compote (made this year with red pears instead of the normal anjou... a nice difference)

AND, for my tasteless grandson, Mac 'n Cheese and sausage bisquit... (he did love the compote) and Promised Land Chocolate (Chokat... as the grandson says) Milk (my girls have always said it tastes like melted chocolate ice cream)

Wine List:
French Domaine de la Colombette Scandalous One Cabernet Noir
Sonoma Kalifornia Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir
Napa Kalifornia Bread and Butter Rose
Sonoma Kalifornia Chateau St Jean Chardonnay

I meant to smoke a Havana Romeo y Julieta afterward with a nice Scotch , but by the time we finished, temperatures were already below freezing again, did not want to smoke it in the house with everyone there, so did not.  Still, a wonderful day.


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Sounds like a great meal and wonderful time had by all. Congrats Dan!
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We ate way too much... but, LOTS of leftovers...
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We as well. Had 9 yesterday, probably enough food and finger foods for 20. Your menu sounds delightful.
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Once again, the cooking fires are "lit", pots are boiling, ovens are full... This year, I am adding a raspberry chocolate cake to the menu (only cooking 1 bread pudding, though).  I am also altering/modifying a couple of menu items.  Takes a bit longer when experimenting with the recipes... Changes to the pear and apple compote have turned out well. 
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Love this time of year getting together with family. Expect your usual feast will be well appreciated!
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Home made raviolis and a prime rib for us.
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Sorry, guys, but it doesn't seem like Christmas to me this year. I am going to go up to Arlington to see THE GANG but I just don't feel it.

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Dan, if you ever open a restaurant, I'm making opening day.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Dan, if you ever open a restaurant, I'm making opening day.

I'm retired... proud of it...opening a business, I've considered and dismissed post haste... however, you've, on several occasions, been given an open invitation to dinner... I've never retracted it.  
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Had Pheasant and wild mushroom stew over baby white potatoes for dinner last night.

Christmas dinner should arrive this afternoon. We are having a spiral sliced Honey Baked Ham.
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Prime Rib and lobsters here... with  just my Son and his GF... who moved back from Colorado this spring...its so nice having all four back home.  Merry Christmas all... and Happy New Year!!
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Prime Rib and Lobster sounds excellent.  Happy Christmas to you and yours, Todd.  
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