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Old 12-25-12, 12:03 PM   #1
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So. I did the spuds

Bike related validation for posting - This morning, 50 kms, 2 hours, solo, whizz. Very nice - and although I wouldn't call it a hangover, wine had been taken last night, so deep breathing and oxygenation made every kilometre a bit smoother than the last one!

And I'm back from a lovely Christmas gathering. 14 people. Each group or couple contributed something. I did veggies.

Me. Parboiled spuds, 12 mins in boiling water, spuds peeled and the peel in a bag adding spuddiness. Drained, heated again to evaporate till dry. Cool, then shaken till rough, then overnight in groundnut oil. This morning, 2 hours at 400 F. Blimey, I have to brag. Crisp outside, fluff inside, they went down well.

Sprouts, 10 minutes, in half water half orange juice, drained and steamed with almonds and grated orange zest.

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Old 12-25-12, 12:20 PM   #2
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I thought this was going to be about Shimano Pedaling Dynamics, also known as SPDs or, even cooler, spuds. I wonder if you cooked your spuds on your ride today.

This Christmas is very quiet because the majority of the fam, and all of the little ones, are out of town. We have tickets at 6:30 to see Les Miz. It's supposed to be pretty good.
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Quality of the roast potato is down to the Type of potato. No idea what is the best so I'll show my ignorance there.

But The sprouts- I missed out and realised that at the start of December that I had ruined Christmas. I had forgotten to put them on in November and they require at least 30 days of boiling to make them palatable.

I made the stuffing and I can tell you it was good. I made 3lbs between 6 of us and I expected there to be plenty to go with the turkey sandwiches tomorrow. By the time everyone had picked at the "Extra" tray that had been cooked on its own--There are only a few crumbs left and not enough to make 1 decent sandwich. So I finished that off to save arguments.
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Christmas is always a day in the kitchen for me and I don't mind. If I am going to suffer over a stove though, others are going to suffer on a treadmill.

Started the day with a glass of champagne then some moved on to a Ceasar. (bloody mary but better)

BLTs with home cured/smoked side bacon.

lunch is an assortment of snacks and pastries including roast garlic on baguettes with brie. Some cabbage rolls to honor the indigenous roots of my wife's side.

Dinner, full on old school turkey with all the fixings and again on the native thing, wild rice casserole.

Plumb pudding with brandy sauce for dessert.

Open bar all day of course.
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Christmas is always a day in the kitchen for me and I don't mind. If I am going to suffer over a stove though, others are going to suffer on a treadmill.

Started the day with a glass of champagne then some moved on to a Ceasar. (bloody mary but better)

BLTs with home cured/smoked side bacon.

lunch is an assortment of snacks and pastries including roast garlic on baguettes with brie. Some cabbage rolls to honor the indigenous roots of my wife's side.

Dinner, full on old school turkey with all the fixings and again on the native thing, wild rice casserole.

Plumb pudding with brandy sauce for dessert.

Open bar all day of course.
Hey, Dudley! I did Plum pudding, too. I set mine aflame with some triple sec and then served it with a nice hot lemon sauce. Mmmm!
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We had a small, but chaotic christmas. One case of flu, one case of raging sniffles. Me running around with thermometers and boxes of tissues. However, the turkey got cooked, the potatoes mashed, the salad chopped, and the apple crisp done. Gravy required a do-over but was eventually very nice.
Tons of leftovers.
Turkey/avocado sandwich for lunch. Turkey noodle soup for dinner. Turkey sandwich in my future on tomorrow's bike ride. If I can get my brakes sorted out tomorrow morning.
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