Chicago Boyz

What Are Chicago Boyz Readers Reading?

  •   Enter your email to be notified of new posts:
  •   Problem? Question?
  •   Contact Authors:

  • Blog Posts (RSS 2.0)
  • Blog Posts (Atom 0.3)
  • Incoming Links
  • Recent Comments

    • Loading...
  • Authors

  • Notable Discussions

  • Recent Posts

  • Blogroll

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Stuffed

    Posted by Dan from Madison on December 26th, 2007 (All posts by )

    The Holidaze are my time for eating, and this Christmas Eve feast I ate like a king. Actually, now that I think about it, I probably ate much better than most kings of long ago. Here is a shot of the buffet we laid out for our guests. We did a smorgasbord this year – much easier and more mellow than the formality of a sit down dinner. You will have to click to enlarge the photo if you want to follow along with the menu.

    Roughly clockwise, starting at top right:
    Sour Cream and Chive, and Bacon Cheddar mashed potato balls fried in butter
    Cocktail Shrimp
    Baked Brie (hidden)
    Fruit Salad (for the kids, but the adults liked it too)
    Steak Tartare (this is under the plate of cocktail ryes)
    Assortment of olives (calamata, pimento stuffed, garlic stuffed) and you can see a hot pepper stuffed with proschuitto and cheese – that pepper was straight from the hand of god, by the way
    Veggie tray assortment
    On the bottom is a devoured plate of endive leaves stuffed with craisins, shredded Swiss, dressing and apples
    Three smoked fishes (with crackers on the side): Smoked rainbow trout, Hickory smoked salmon, and standard smoked salmon
    Locally raised (by my employee) ham on sandwiches with swiss on top
    My wife’s world famous Swedish meatballs
    Duck legs confit with cranberry sauce
    Pastry shells filled with two different fillings – spinach and feta and curried chicken

    Then came dessert. Ugh.

    We had leftovers all day yesterday, and will probably have them for the whole next week as well.

    Cross posted at LITGM.