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.
Gas stove top.
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
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
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
Waldorf Salad (me mum's secret recipe)
Irish Whiskey Fruitcake
Pineapple-Coconut Pie with Meringue Topping
Homebrews (Got a few cases of different varieties ready!)
Father O'Learys Velvet Cream (like Baileys but better)
I think it'll be a very nice feast this holiday season. What are your thoughts?