Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 17-25, 2012


It would appear that Christmas is upon us.  Our tree is up and trimmed.  Each year since we've been married we've bought at least one Waterford Christmas ornament. We've been married 31 years, so we have these and a few extras/doubles and one piece of Baccarat.   White lights only – lovely.  And fitting for us, it is in the dining room – where we spend a good bit of our time.

The menu is fairly traditional.  Warner would not be happy without a  standing rib for Christmas Eve.  And the crab has become a tradition as well.  For New Years duck  and perhaps lobster –Julia Child’s fabulous lobster sauté with Madeira on puff pastry shells.

There were some comments this week about goose.  I’ve done a goose on several occasions and just thought I’d see if  Shop Rite had it available.  They did.  Frozen.  At about $80.  Warner says quality fresh is about double this.  My  question is this-  with or without the golden egg….

1981 when we started, and 1996 when we moved into this house

Mon. AM             Fried Eggs 
                             Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mon. PM              Lamb Stew with Dried Cherries
                             Steamed Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Tues. AM             Tuscan Minestrone, Garlic Bread

Tues. PM              Jacques Pepin’s Chicken Bouillabaisse FFMY 150
                             Tossed Salad

Weds. AM            Barbara Kafka’s Beef Barley Soup BK-S 126

Weds. PM            Italian Potato and Sausage Stew
                             Tossed Salad, Peasant Bread

Thurs. AM           Emeril’s Buttermilk Waffles FTT

Thurs. PM            Meatloaf f/i
                             Pasta with French Tomato Sauce

Fri. PM                 Chicken Bouillabaisse
                             Tossed Salad

Sat. AM               Biscuits with Sausage Gravy CIA BB

Sat. PM                Brie and Crackers
Beef Stroganoff BORC
                             Noodles, Sautéed Kale

Sun. AM              Spaghetti with Shrimp, Blk Olives & Tomato FW 2002 131

Sun. PM               Phyllo Triangles with Blue Cheese f/i
                             Penelope Casas’ Roast Pork Loin with Potatoes, Onions and
                               Leeks D 212, Tossed Salad

Mon. AM             Tuscan Minestrone with Focaccia f/i

Mon. PM              Savory Rosemary Madelines TPC 6
                             Standing Rib Roast of Beef
                             Pan Gravy with Marsala
                             Julia Child’s Potatoes Duchesse
                             Emeril’s Pear Parsnip Puree FTF
                             Crème Brule Tart GM 1/08 184
                                    Wine Noble Pig Pinot Noir 2009

Tues. AM             Omelets with Brie and Prosciutto
                             Fresh Ground Hazelnut Coffee

Tues. PM              Shrimp Pancakes FWS
                             Crab Imperial Baltimore Style CBC
                             Risotto Parmesan CIC I 181
                             Steamed Artichokes with Melted Butter
                             Crème Brule Tart

Weds. AM            New York Sports Club…….