Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Summer is here and the Holiday Menu is ready

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...
swinging rainbow lorikeets

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

Homemade pizza

Grilled Basa fillets

Homemade crumpets and cream

Charlotte Rouse (you'll love it, I'll put up pics of the process)

Potato Salad


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

Various chocolates


Many salsas

Banana jam

Pineapple sherbet

Pineapple topping

Pineapple tarts

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

some champagne

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!

glaring rainbow lorikeets
Oi mate! What about the sunflower seeds?


Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Now we know how you landed Wifey-Poo.
Oh my my, what an incredible list.
How do we get to your house anyway?

tundratantrum said...

If it wasn't for the ungodly friggin spiders and hellacious heat I might want to come down under for dinner.

Fizzgig said...

ummmm yea, but i bet its not as delicious as my apple i'm eating.

ugh. pbutter cheesecake? Not worth the jumping jacks. I'll imagine how disgusting it must be. It's all in the mind............

Marie said...

Dave, Dave, Dave... disappointed...I don't see "Sunflower seed deluxe" anywhere on that menu. I think Sarah and her mob will not be happy at all.

Now look, if you don't stop about delicious food, I might have to consider defriending you. I gained 2 kg just reading that!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

SV Meerkat: Hmmmm, directions... Well, when you round the tip of Baja, you'll want to steer southwest at a heading of about 235 degrees. That'll take you straight through to the Tasman Sea (betwixt Oz and Kiwiland) and then head straight west at 270 through Backstairs passage. That'll take you between Tas and Oz, careful though, lot's of shipwreckin' rocks. When you get to Kangaroo island, you'll want to turn north and head up Gulf St. Vincent. Keep an eye out to your right (east) after you round the main headlands for a big ole sign I'll put out welcoming you to Oz.

Tundratantrum: You're invited, no worries. I'll have extra spider cavier set out for you. It's amazing what a pool will do for you when it gets warm.

Fozzygiggle: Try a bit of bleu cheese with your apple. Awesomely good. Peanut butter cheesecake is to die for...

Marie: Hey, I just got a 3 kilo bag of seeds for the little varmints. I'll keep all the recipes and such on my food blog, no worries. Well, I might have to talk about the tomatoes some more...

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Ok, we are about half way there now. Keep the light on - should be there shortly.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

SV Meerkat: You have internet in the middle of the Pacific? WOW!

loveanewidea said...

Mmmmm....you sure know how to eat!!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Food is good......