Yes, it's that time of year again. Christmas and New Year! Gotta start planning for it early, doncha know.
It appears that summer may actually have arrived early this year, it's 95 F in the shade and 134 F in the sun. The pool in at 80 F. Tomorrow is actually supposed to be warm, so fingers crossed that I can take off the flannel shirt and bunny boots soon.
This years' menu will be forthcoming, but first...
You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Yeah, that means I'll shut up...
Before I begin typing in this years menu, let me tell you that this is to feed the brood from dec 23rd to Jan 3rd. Yes, life pretty much comes to a halt for 2 weeks down unda.
Now, I still haven't decided what's gonna be served on which day, and there'll be a couple of days of leftovers spaced throughout. I also reserve the right to add any menu item I want to. Hmmmph!
Please note, with the exception of the Christmas fruitcakes and the puddings that have been in the pantry for 6 years, pretty much everything is made from scratch. No, I don't go out and milk the cow's for the cream... you know what I mean!
At this point there is no particular order, or rhyme or reason to anything; I'm just jotting down the stuff that I plan to prepare.
Holiday Feast 2008/2009 Menu
Peanut Butter Cheesecake with hot fudge sauce (does this surprise you?)
2 Christmas fruitcakes
2 Roast chooks with all the fixin's --that includes stuffing, gravy, spuds, etc
Dave's Polynesian Pork Roast --yes, it's wrapped in banana leaves and slow roasted
Souvlaki chicken with tabouli and tzatziki
BBQ Roo burgers
Teriyaki Roo burgers
Dave's extra special chips
Grilled Basa fillets
Homemade crumpets and cream
Charlotte Rouse (you'll love it, I'll put up pics of the process)
Candied Sweet Potato with marshmallow and cherry topping
Waldorf salad --with mom's special dressing
Herbed, baked spuds
Pineapple glazed ham
Herbed, baked pumpkin
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Mexican buffet with all the fixin's (let your imagination run wild on this)
At least 2 sushi platters
Pineapple Coconut pie
Pineapple meringue pie
Chocolate mint Chocolate chip ice cream made with fresh choc mint from the garden
2 Xmas puddings
Fresh plate of homemade dolmades
Pitcher (or 4) of margaritas
case of Cascade's
case of Boag's
Strawberries and cream
Champagne and strawberries
A few cases of vino
Apples and bleu cheese
Devonshire Cream Tea --made from homemade scones, fresh whipped cream, and fresh picked strawberries.
I'm sure I've left something out, but you kinda get the idea... If I don't gain 15 pounds this year then I'll consider this holiday wasted!
Oi mate! What about the sunflower seeds?