I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday as much as me...friends, family AND three days off in a row, it just doesnt get any better than that!!!!
We had our big Xmas eve feast yesterday. Normally we do the seven fish and it is an all night party with family, friends and staff but this year we had a big brunch instead. Liz had the great idea to do brunch and although I was hesitant at first it worked out perfectly.
When we would do the seven fish bash it would ussually not end until about 5-6 in the morning. Between cooking fish for 60 people and cleaning up at 6 a.m. it made for a crazy long day and left us pretty wiped out for Xmas day.
Our brunch feast came out quite fabulous. Liz made her famous breakfast bread pudding with eggs, bacon, aged cheddar and scallions and some rocking coffee cake. I grilled up a whole mess of sausage including keilbasa, spicy italian, garlic bratwurst, country sausage and some chorizo. We also made some dips with pita chips and had some great cheeses from baricelli. Since I was running tight on time I made a stop at the Sausage Shoppe on Saturday and picked up some blood and tongue susage, some old style head cheese and smoked lieberwurst, all were incredible!!! Norm and company do such an amazing job. We also had a great ham some smoked salmon and a mess of pickled vegetables. What a feast!!!
The best part of this was that at 8:00 the party was winding down and Liz and I were in bed by MIDNIGHT!!
I think the pooches liked brunch better to since they definatelly prefer sausage and breakfast pudding to seafood....lol...They are still sleeping of the food coma as i type.
Next order of business is who won the contest...First off, everyone did a great job and some of your meals sounded fabulous but I had to go with Gynene..smoked pork fat drippings and toast!!!!! You know the way to my heart. I also loved how you were keeping up the traditions of your childhood (I've been thinking about my moms lasagna all week!!....lol)
Everyone have a great and safe Holiday season.....MS
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