What's for dinner? #121 - 2012 Introductory Edition! [old]
Time to move on to the culinary adventures of a new year!
We are preparing for our annual New Year's Day Open House, so dinner tonight consists of tastes of our preparations for tomorrow. Our menu includes:
Home made sausage and biscuits
Home Smoked Turkey
Home smoked Port Butt with home made BBQ sauce
A big old pile of meatballs
There will also be
crudites with Green Goddess
I think that's it, but I may have left something out!
Oh my. Oh my my my my MY! roxlet!
Mmmmm.....would you mind passing a virtual plate of cassoulet, "port butt" :::grin::: with homemade BBQ sauce, meatballs, stuffed shells, rosemary rolls, and then pecan tassies, cheesecake, ginger cookies (GINGER???), brownies, and whatever it is you're drinking?
Thank you all! It's quite exhausting, I must say! I started with the baking at 10AM, and just put the stuffed shells in the fridge. The DH is making his sausage now, cassoulet is in the fridge, and the rabbit pate is baking in a water bath in a slow oven. Tomorrow morning I will make my rosemary rolls (adapted from Carol Fields's The Italian Baker), and then it is just a question of getting my house -- and myself -- ready to receive company. The last thing to be done will be my husband making biscuit at about 2PM, anticipating the first guests at 3 or so. No milk punch this year, though, since the party has been drifting later and later, and milk punch is apparently a NYD morning thing down south, which is where the the DH was raised. The only thing that is not made by us is a ham, which I don't think we need, but my husband insists it is necessary...
You go girl! Or, er, you went? I am sure it was an amazing par-tay! The menu is fabulous, and you and DH sure worked hard ( I am guessing you were in bed before the ball fell at midnight?) to finish up prep for the guests to arrive today...
Many happy wishes for a great, delicious 2012:)
You are an admired hound...