Krimo's Christmas Stuffing...

Just after struggling through the last mouthful of Christmas Pudding back in December 1985, following a busy shift on our first Christmas Day at Krimo's, we decided never to open again on that day.
We felt, just as our last poll concluded, that Christmas is for families, kids, presents, lots of food and drink but no work whatsoever...
No work? Maybe for some but I've still ended up cooking dinner for a minimum of a dozen people every year since then.
But it's not real work, honest. I really love preparing and cooking the Christmas dinner. Karen is charge of the table and the desserts with an "s"... Thousands of calories!
By the time I've finished cooking, I'm as stuffed as the obligatory turkey. But I still try to make something different every year.

This time, I've plumped on three small starters.
An espresso cupful of cauliflower and cheese soup.
A piece of seared tuna in sesame seeds and wasabi dressing.
A couple of slices of pink roasted duck breast with sweet chili dressing.
For main course I've decided to serve the turkey boned and rolled with a chestnut stuffing. This will save the hassle when it comes to carving. I've often tried the same with chicken and the result is quite good.
I will also have to cook a piece of beef for those who don't like turkey.

Usually Karen insists on 1 million different vegetables but this year, I am going to resist and only serve four or five including potatoes.
I've also decided to cook a few Conference pears in red wine and cinnamon and serve them with lemon sorbet. Very refreshing dessert!
And I'll fall asleep just after that.

Please feel free to make your voice heard in our new poll.

The turkey featured below is last year's. I think we've still got some left for sarnies...


Zéphyr, said...

Dinde aux marrons. Quel joli festin attend tes clients ! Ils seront gâtés. Vraiment, ils auront de la chance !

Une pensée à vous, Karen et à tous vos collaborateurs qui auront participé au succès de ce dîner.

Good luck !
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Akelamalu said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you all Good Health and Happiness m'dear. x

Zéphyr, said...

Alors ! Comment ça été ce réveillon ?
(j'ai momentanément changer d'avatar)

Orce Serrano Hams said...

All the best Krimo!

Krimo said...

Zephyr, pour les Anglais, c'est le jour de Noel qui est le plus important. Le réveillon c'est Francais.
C'était à la maison car nos restos ferment le jour de Noel et ça s'est très bien passé.

Thanks for your wishes, Akela. All the best to you and yours, too.

Best wishes, CR.