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Friday Food and Drink Post: The Second Time Around

I’m not about to weigh in on whether, in the words of the old Sinatra song, “Love is lovelier, the second time around,” but I know for sure that food can be!

So, today, I’m asking two questions: 1)What was on the menu for your Christmas feast? And 2) If there were leftovers, what are your plans for them?

From my point of view, it’s all research for future Christmases. Share as much, or as little as you like, and the full recipes or photos are always welcome.

To get us started, our delicious (and it was!) Christmas dinner was as follows: Roast turkey; stuffing; gravy; mashed potatoes; green beans with scallions; yams with coconut oil and sprinkled with brown sugar and toasted pecans; roasted root veg (carrots, parsnips, red, white and yellow onions, with olive oil, fresh rosemary, sea salt and pepper; a couple of different kinds of cranberry sauce; fresh bread and butter; home made apple pie (Granny Smith apples); and cookies.

There are some leftovers. I sent some home with Jenny and our granddaughter. At the moment, we’re enjoying hot turkey sandwiches with all the leftover trimmings. Soon, we’ll get to the “soup” point. I make two rounds of soup. The first is for us, and usually involves noodles or dumplings. The second is for the dogs and cats, which consists of the dregs of the bones, the giblets, and any other bits we don’t care to eat, simmered for a couple of hours, and then cooled, strained, and poured over their regular food for them to enjoy. And they do.

Merry Christmas to all.

Meanwhile, a musical interlude: Here’s that song I mentioned at the start:

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