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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 4:55 pm

I think there is a risk that if you want it that dark it is going to taste of sesame. But, nothing ventured nothing gained!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:20 am

Damn it, the wild mushroom soup is off :cry:

Went out today to get the ingredients, only to find that porcini are not called that in Germany. So I stared forlornly at the rack of packs of dried mushrooms. Seeing as I had no desire to return to this shop before Xmas that was that I thought.

I found an assistant who spoke some English, asked him if they had porcini, and he asked if that was a thing that went in coffee!? I said no 'Trocken Pilze [dried mushrooms]' and he said no.

On the bright side I was able to find some fresh asparagus soup, so I hope that works out ok.

I'd still like to try the above recipe sometime, but the other positive is that a good fresh shop bought alternative cuts out a load of work on an already busy day.

The irony is, I then went on to the next shop and noticed a porcini-cream pasta sauce, labelled bi-lingually. A-ha, so porcini are Steinpilze in German? Well blow me that meant that the previous shop did have them on the rack I'd studied after all!!! :?

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Postby Tigerslayer » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:46 pm

We will be having...

Roasted Whole Turkey (3KG) with Chestnut Stuffing
Honey Baked Ham (1Kg)
Balsamic Glaze Pan-Seared Chicken Sausages (5nos)
Sautéed Winter Vegetables with Butter, Pine Nuts
Black Truffle Roasted U.S Potato with Onion and Rosemary
Cranberry Sauce
1 Bottle of House Red Wine
1 Bottle of Soft Drinks
*Accompanied with Board and Knife

Not cooking a single thing but getting catering to do it instead.

Here's to a very lazy Christmas Day ;)


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