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🌿 Diner Solstice Festival Appetizer
« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2018, 10:30:34 AM »
Today's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Tomorrow's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza


We whipped this one up quick while prepping the Goose for tomorrow's Feast.  Let's see if some Diners can come up with some side dishes this time instead of leaving the whole job to me.  Even Superman Chef's get tired you know.

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Late Morning Christmas Eve Appetizer

Rosemary Cheese Spread Wreath
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« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2018, 11:48:55 AM »
Today's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Tomorrow's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza


An Oldie but Goodie Christmas Classic.  :icon_mrgreen:

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🎵 Diner Festival Music: Live Christmas Instrumentals by the Fire
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
Today's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Tomorrow's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza



This will take us through a nice relaxing dinner eating Pizza while we prep up for tomorrow's Christmas Dinner FEAST!  Get those side dishes ready to go with the Goose!

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🍕 Diner Solstice Festival Main FEAST: Take-Out Pizza
« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2018, 03:21:29 PM »
Today's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Tomorrow's Main Course

Christmas Goose


We're bizzy prepping up for tomorrow's Christmas FEAST, and the Pizzas for nourishment tonight while the Diner Chefs work their little fingers to the just arrived at the door.  We ordered them over the Internet and paid with Credit Cards, like any good normal Amerikan does nowadays.  I ordered a selection fo Pizzas for the crew, but of course somebody always wants one nobody else does.  On principle, I will NOT order a Hawaiian Pizza!  Pizza and Pinaples is like putting mustard and ketchup on ice cream.  Blecch.

I also ordered some sides to go with it since nobody is playing ball with me on this thread.  :(  OK, JD made a contribution last night.

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Take-Out Sides

Garlic Bread

Buffalo Wings

Take-Out Main Dish

Sicilian Cheese Pizza

Roasted Veggie Pizza

Meat Lovers Pizza

Thin Crust Mushroom Spinach Garlic Pizza
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« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2018, 01:32:51 AM »
Yesterday's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Today's's Main Course

Christmas Goose


Early Bird Arrivals for the Big Christmas Feast and Chefs who worked into the wee hours do get hungry before the main meal is Ready for Prime Time, so an Early Appetizer is always :hi:.

This morning, very EZ for the first Appetizer of the day, as usual I bought too much Pizza, so we have plenty of leftovers to consume.  Thus the first Appetizer of Christmas Day, your favorite College Breakfast, Cold Pizza & Warm Beer;D

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Early Bird Appetizer

Cold Pizza & Warm Beer
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🎵 Diner Festival Music: 12 Days of Redneck Christmas - Jeff Foxworthy
« Reply #65 on: December 25, 2018, 01:39:08 AM »
Yesterday's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Today's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza



Another Christmas Classic.  This one is for Eddie.  :icon_mrgreen:

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☃️ Diner Solstice Festival: SANTA ARRIVES FOR RE!
« Reply #66 on: December 25, 2018, 07:33:38 AM »
Precisely at Midnight too!  :icon_sunny:

OK it was midnight Paris time, but let's not nitpick. ::)  Also, since I don't have a Chimney he came disguised as a UPS driver and the Gift Box was disguised as a package from Amazon.

In reality of course, I bought this Present for myself.  Since I am a Monast Hermit, I don't have any kids who will buy me presents, and both my parents are dead so no more Christmas Cards with a check in them either.

If you followed my discussions with C5, you know I am a Knife Freak.  Now, I have already just about every knife I will ever need for cooking or for hunting & fishing if I ever have a recovery that will allow me to do that again.  But I recently bought an 8" Chef's Knife crafted from Damascus Steel, and besides being an amazing cutting tool, it's also a real Work of Art.  It gave me a new Enthusiasm to pursue, collecting a full set of Damascus Steel knives which will be an Heirloom Gift to the SUN Foundation when I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond  They are of course relatively expensive, but I shop for Bargains that are ON SALE, so not too much for them.  Also the Japanese are cutting prices to try and keep their export market alive.

For this year's Christmas, I bought a Hunting/Skinning Knife and a Straight Razor.

Knife Damascus Steel 2sm
Knife Damascus Steel 2sm

Real Bone Handles too!

A straight razor is a knife I did NOT have before, even a cheap one.  Who would want to use a cheap straight razor on their face anyhow, right?  So I tried it out and it's really cool, and quite sharp right outta da box.  I will however need to get a Strop for it in addition to my sharpening stones.  For now though, newspaper makes a decent strop, and really I'm not going to use it, my electric Braun is much faster and I don't need to be so careful  It will just go On Display in the Candle Shrine in my digs.

The Hunting Knife also super sharp when unboxed, especially for a knife with this kind of weight and heft.  This is a real Macho Man's knife, you could chop down redwoods with it!  Well not quite, or it would take you your whole life to do it anyhow.  But it's still quite a robust and heavy instrument.  A real Macho Man would probably have chosen one with a longer Blade like Crocodile Dundee carried, but knives like that really aren't very useful in the field unless you are going Mano-a-Mano with a Croc or a Grizzly, something I went out of my way to avoid even when healthy.  A shorter blade works much better for skinning and de-boning a carcass.  For Quartering, carry a good heavy Butcher's Knife in your toolkit.  You can also use a Hatchet for that.  You also want a good Bone Saw of course.  For that a Hacksaw works the best with replaceable blades, I'm not looking for one of those in Damascus Steel.

Probably the next Damascus Steel blade I buy will be a Fillet Knife.  I saw some nice ones on sale, but I'm still torn as to whether I want a stiff blade or a flexible blade.  Flexible blades give you better close to the bone cuts, but they are not as robust.  In any event, I spent enough for 1 Christmas on stuff I will never actually use and don't really need.

Another Enthusiasm I have these days is for Cast Iron Cookware, the kind Lodge Logic sells.  I have a nice Skillet and a small Dutch Oven, as well as a small sauce cup.  However there are pans in a ouple of sizes I covet as well as a big 2 Burner Griddle.  Not cheap stuff here either, and I don't really need that either, although if I had it I might occasionally use it for cooking.  However, my current more modern pans work just fine, so still unnecessary.  The cast Iron stuff though is indestructible, and well cared for will last into the next century at least, if there is anything left to cook t that time anyhow.

Anyhow, I hope all you Diners also got what you wanted for Christmas and are enjoying playing with your new toys.  :icon_sunny:

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Goodnight!

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🎵 Solstice Festival Music: 12 Days of Christmas - Bob & Doug McKenzie
« Reply #67 on: December 25, 2018, 08:13:46 AM »


Another Christmas Classic version of the 12 Days of Christmas, this time from Bob & Doug McKenzie from the Great White North of Canada.  This one dedicated to our Hoser Diners who have it just about as cold as I do.

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« Reply #68 on: December 25, 2018, 08:24:39 AM »
Yesterday's Main Course

Take-Out Pizza
Today's's Main Course

Christmas Goose


For the morning Appetizer, we went out and picked up a few dozen doughnuts, and a couple of Gallons of Espresso.  This should be enough Caffeine & Sugar to get us through the day.
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Christmas Morning Appetizer

Doughnuts

Espresso Gallon
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Re: ☃️ It Ain't Christmas Without the Cookies
« Reply #69 on: December 25, 2018, 10:51:52 AM »
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I'm glad you started this thread. Christmas is all about tradition. The recipe for these cookies was passed down from the missus' Mom, who wrote it down so it wouldn't be lost.

Please eat them guilt free...they were mostly baked by my Millenial children, who are good socialists. Including my Asian daughter-in-law, whom I regard as (hopefully) adding some good genetics to our family.

The only thing I did was wash the dishes.

I like your skinning knife. Good score!

Be careful with that razor. It's probably really sharp.

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Christmas Cookies,

Who cares about those other things.



Accused of not being in the spirit I bought a tin of these at Walgreens to prove someone wrong.



I'm going to go get one.
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Re: ☃️ It Ain't Christmas Without the Cookies
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2018, 12:22:41 PM »

I'm glad you started this thread. Christmas is all about tradition. The recipe for these cookies was passed down from the missus' Mom, who wrote it down so it wouldn't be lost.

Please eat them guilt free...they were mostly baked by my Millenial children, who are good socialists. Including my Asian daughter-in-law, whom I regard as (hopefully) adding some good genetics to our family.

The only thing I did was wash the dishes.

I like your skinning knife. Good score!

Be careful with that razor. It's probably really sharp.

Yay!  Diner Contributions!  Great looking Cookies!  Wash down with some homemade Eggnog and you are good to go Christmas Day! Please, sir, may I have some more?


The skinning knife is AWESOME!  I wish I had one like this back in the hunting days. It's still great though.  I look at it, then I close my eyes and let my imagination do the rest.  I bequeath it to you when I cross over to the Other Side.

The razor is exceedingly sharp coming straight out of the box, but a real Barber from the old school wouldn't be satisfied, and neither am I.  I ordered a nice Leather strop for it on Amazon.  Don't forget to use the smile.amazon.com subweb for your purchases and designate the Sustaining Universal Needs Foundation of Boiling Springs, SC as your Charity.  Bezos has already given SUN over a dollar just on my purchases over Christmas, and I didn't buy anything that expensive.

For now until it arrives, I'm using a newspaper strop, which works pretty good.


I suggest wearing Leather work gloves while stropping until you get really good at it.

As I said though, I don't use it much for really shaving right now, it's a future prep for when my electric Braun  rechargeable doesn't work anymore.  I just practiced with it a couple of times.  No cuts, but you do have to be really careful.

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Christmas Cookies,

Who cares about those other things.

I am partial to Girl Scout Cookies myself.  I have an unopened box of Thin Mints.  I'll go open it now.



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🎵 Solstice Festival Music: Silent Night - Jackie Evancho
« Reply #73 on: December 25, 2018, 12:40:59 PM »


Speaking of Girl Scouts, here's a real Girl Scout singing a real classic Christmas Carol.  The incredibly gifted Jackie Evancho.

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« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2018, 01:03:23 PM »
Tonight's Main Course

Christmas Goose
Tomorrow's Main Course

Take-Out Chinese


Last appetizer before the big Christmas Feast.  I kept it a light one so you have plenty of room to PIG OUT on a memorable dinner.

Tomorrow night's Feast: Take-Out Chinese  while we do the cleanup from Christmas Dinner.  Don't worry about Leftovers, we donate all our leftovers to the Homeless, nicely reworked in Bento Boxes.

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