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Thursday, December 24, 2009

These are a few of my Favorite Things... Gastronomic Musings before Christmas...

A man having lunch at a Chinese restaurant noticed that the table had been set with forks, not chopsticks. He asked why. The waiter said “Chopsticks were provided only on request.”

“But, “the man countered, “if you gave your patrons chopsticks, you wouldn’t have to pay someone to wash all the forks.”

“True,” the waiter shot back, “but we would have to hire three more people to clean up the mess.”

As we prepared for the annual Ogg Family Christmast Eve gathering (that includes many of the Colonna Family, and much of the Willems Family,) I realized that my continued love of food comes from the culinary delights that many of them have been able to present me.  So, in honor of their contributions to my love of food, I am writing my Christmas List now.  (Please understand that I realize that to receive all of these wonderful meals on one day would be a bit difficult, and impossible to enjoy. So, Santa, one a day, or two, would be fine.)

Culinary Excellence is to be recognized...

  • Kim's Shoulder Roast with a wonderful thyme rub, and Yorkshire Pudding

  • Eleyna's Coffee (for some reason, I cannot make my own coffee well enough to be willing to drink it)

  • Doug's Spaghetti (the hours he spends making his sauce are obvious in the depth of flavor in his sauce)

  • David's Pizza.  (Doug and Dave's cooking abilities are worthy of their own journal entry, perhaps soon.)

  • Maryann's Lasagna (Guess what we are having tonight???)

  • Mom's Marinated Flank Steak with a cold Curry Chicken Salad

  • Dad's Grilled Salmon with a Buttery Lemon & Dill sauce (as long as he allows me to drop a whole stick of butter in it)

  • Ellen's Chilean Sea Bass (I have only had it once, but the experience was worth the memories...)

  • Creme Brulee. From anywhere...almost.

  • Maryann's Pecan Pie. (hint, hint, hint)

  • Mint Chocolate Ice Cream (and Peppermint)

  • McDonald's Shamrock Shake (they actually don't offer this any more...)

  • Sonic's Peppermint Blizzard and Cherry Limeade

  • Golden Wok's Roast Duck

  • Pei Wei's Beef Chili Ramen

  • Houlihan's Stuffed Fried Mushrooms

  • Shiner Bock's Holiday Cheer beer

  • Sam Adam's Holiday Variety pack

  • Fleming's Filet Mignon (or Morton's)

I am sure that I have inadvertantly forgotten someone's delicious offerings, and for that I apologize. If you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share, by all means, feel free to let me know and I will be more than happy to give it a whirl here.

Until next time, Merry Christmas to all, and Good Eating, Friends.

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1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas, Colin.
    I hope you enjoy your gastronomical
    Christmas feast!