What a lovely Christmas. Our son and daughter-in-law visited, 10 days of leave from the Army life and I hope we fed him as much home cooked chow as he wanted. Doug grilled lamb chops (with rosemary, garlic and olive oil) one evening. Another evening we had a gumbo with lots of sausage and shrimp, topped with breaded okra. For Christmas dinner Doug slowly roasted a standing rib roast over charcoal with woody chunks of pecan. Heavenly.
Two nights later he heated it over a charcoal fire for another dinner.
We did our annual Christmas Eve ride (for BBQ this time) and put 275 miles on the Road King, taking almost 5 hours. It was meant to be a warm day with temps about 72 F (22 C) but noooooooo........it never warmed beyond 52 F (11 C) and let me tell you. We froze. Froze! Thankfully we had on riding pants and that buffered the wind some but our hands and feet we as ice blocks. We did finally arrive at Phil's BBQ (in Eufala Alabama) and ate a drool worthy chopped pork sandwich and saucy baked beans. Then we rode to a Dollar Store and bought hoodies so we could get warm. It's a long ride when you are freezing and the hoodies did the trick.
BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread): I sent my last submission in to Cathy and she will do the roundup before passing the bread basket to Heather. Only three entries (from me) for December.
Sage and Onion Bread
Doug bought me a beautiful French pan for Christmas....behold!
In January there ought to many long loaves which will have a variety of herbs and cheeses as I experiment.
It was great seeing family and we had a wonderfully long stretch of time off.
As you can see my comment field is back again. I would either forget to turn the comment option off or I wanted them on particular posts so.......there you have it! (me dancing around with a L on my forehead...but you experiment with a notion and then adapt). Popular opinion was in favor of having the comment field.
That's it for now......off to the kitchen!
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