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post #1 of 7
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Anyone already started, perhaps weeks in advance for their Christmas dinner?  

 

I've not yet decided what the main course will be but today I'm making chicken stock in anticipation of the gravy and stuffing.  I'm definitely making a sourdough stuffing with italian sausage and pears.  And I'm making a glazed ham.  

 

Today is also cookie making day.  

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post #2 of 7

I made a pionono (pick in dinner thread) in advance and my wife and friends ate it all, So i have to make another one. Our menu is very simple:

 

Figs, melon and prosciutto.

Pionono (savory).

4 hours roasted pork ribs (by request).

Salads.

Ice cream.

Fruit salad.

6 bottles of a local Brut Sauvage champagne.

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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I started a couple weeks ago K, gravlax with lemmon, dill, and bombay gin, sill, lingon with allspice, mustard, horsersdish and creme fraich, and apple with red onion. Gubb rora, cant describe it but its wonderful. Hot smoked white fish and smoked eggs. Got my salt cod soaking a couple days ago, hate luktafisk so I go with the salt cod. Got some oysters today and the wife is making cookies with the girls.
post #4 of 7

We are flying out of town to have Christmas with family members. I won't be doing much cooking at all, if any.  I was planning on preparing a nice dinner for my younger sister, but she wants to go out for Mexican.  Hope there's decent Mexican food in the Los Angeles area.

 

mjb.

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post #5 of 7

I bought a long island duck, sage and thyme, a bunch of onions, a bunch of lemons, yellow and red potatoes, and a cabbage, and the whole thing will go in a roasting pan tomorrow. 

 

I also got some smoked salmon and truffle-pate to make toasts. 

 

So far that's about it! Oh that and my wife is getting ready to make her profiterolles!!!

post #6 of 7

I started about 2 days ago, that is if you call defrosting the turkeys cooking :)

 

This morning they go into the brine so they can go onto the kettle braai tomorrow.

The hams are defrosting and will be glazed and finished tomorrow.

 

Desert is ice cream and cream, so not much rep there, although I made add some cake (maybe soaked in rum) to go with it.

 

I'll do the prep for the starters today, or I might even fiinish them, as I don't know what I am going to make yet. Got a couple of hours to decide

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post #7 of 7
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Sounds like everyone's ahead of the game!

Got my stuffing made and kept separate from the breadcrumbs!

Mulled cranberry sauce is chilling in the fridge!

Cheesecake is in the oven!

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