Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Masses Have Spoken!

And it was much more of a whisper from two very nice ladies than the voter turnout I was hoping for. But hey, no worries mates. I tolds ya I'd make up me own Holiday Feast Menu if I needs ta.

And food is one thing I's guud at. Along with the shoppin', plannin', cookin', and such like.

Beefour you get to read the menu, I thawt I'd tells ya a few things dat I's tankful fer.

A walk-in pantry.

2 refrigerators.

3 freezers.

Gas stove top.

Gas oven.

6 burner outdoor barby with a 7th side burner.

Ok, I think that sorta just about covers it. Well, foodwise it does.

Onto The Holiday Feast Menu of 2010/2011!

We'll be starting on the summer solstice of December 21th. That'd be the winter solstice for my non-Southern hemisphere readers and it'd be December 20th since we're a day ahead of you. So there.

It will last till January 5th, that'd be Twelfth Night, BTW.

Why? Why not?

And as a bonus for you I've sorta kinda like halfway grouped the dishes into various categories. Sorta. Kinda. Like.

You may also notice there aren't enough main courses to get us thru 17 days. Nor are there enuff side dishes. Plenty of dessert though! The lack of enugh mains is because of the magic of "Leftovers". If I was on Iron Chef and the theme ingredient was "Leftovers" I would seriously kick some serious butt. Seriously.

And side dishes seem to take care of themselves so I didn't feel the need to right down every single one, just some of the special ones.

So pull up a chair and bring your appetite cus here, we, go!

Mains (not an exhaustive list of course)
Polynesian Pork Ribs
Roast Chook
Various Sushi Platters
Grilled Basa Fillets
Banana Leaf-Wrapped Marinated Pork Shoulder
Homemade Pizzas (great way to take care of leftovers)
Mexican Feast (leftover pork shreds great!)
Maple Syrup & Pineapple Glazed Ham
Numerous cold platters
Beer n Brats

A few of the planned side dishes
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Char-grilled Eggplant
Green Beans n Red Bell Peppers in Peanut Sauce
Potato Salad --both hot and cold varieties
Herbed, Baked Potato Pieces
Lots of green salads
Marinated Onion n Cucumber Salad
Homemade Teriyaki Beef Jerky
Toasted Chilli n Garlic Almonds n Peanuts
Nacho Platters (DUH!)
Various Cheeses, Feta, Camenbert, Bleu, etc

Lots of different gravies
Hot Fudge Sauce

Satan's Trifle --h/t to Michelle for the name of the dish
Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Hot Fudge Sauce
Champagne and Strawberries with choc sauce for dipping
Devonshire Cream Tea
2 or 3 loaves of Cinnamon Bread
Pineapple Pie
Waldorf Salad (me mum's secret recipe)
Pineapple Sherbet
Banana Tarts
Pineapple Dip/Topping
Highland Oatcakes
Irish Whiskey Fruitcake
Christmas Pudding
Pineapple-Coconut Pie with Meringue Topping

Homebrews (Got a few cases of different varieties ready!)
Father O'Learys Velvet Cream (like Baileys but better)
Red Wines
White Wines
Cream Port

I think it'll be a very nice feast this holiday season. What are your thoughts?


Anonymous said...

I gained eleven pounds just reading your menu. Next time, do I at least get to choose where the weight sticks? *grumbles loudly*

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Just wait till you see the recipe and pictures for "Satan's Trifle"! BWUHAHAHAHAH

And just make sure none of the weight goes onto your shoulders, cus, like, dayum I'm already envious of them!

Arvay said...

I didn't vote because I was too overwhelmed with drool!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

I read this list outloud to Jim and neighbor Stan last night... and the post before. HOLY CRAP! We want to come live with you for the next few weeks! But after that will need to swim back to the USA, because we will be too fat to get onto an airplane.
Sounds oarsome!
Did you get a little package in the mail?
Kim (our aussie riggerman / one of best pals of Jim) gave us internet sites to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart race :)
Enjoy & Happy Holidays to you and Wifeypoo!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Arvay: No worries, quite understandable. You'll note I included the Peanut Butter Frozen Cheesecake with Hot Chocolate sauce as I'm sure you would've voted for it.

SV Meerkat! G'day mates, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ya. I won't be able to check the PO box till Wednseday as it's closed mon and tues. I finally found 2 dvds from last year for you when I cleaned the computer desk a few weeks ago... oops. There'll be additional ones to go with them this year. Glad you are getting the start of the race, I'll be watching it soonly as the prerace coverage starts in a hour or so.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Well don't expect a big package... Just something to entertain you while pool floating. We had crap Internet (on a friend's boat last night) so did not watch the start. Saw a few pics from a couple of cruising friend's boats on spacebook - they were at the start...