Dîner de Noêl 2018

Assiette de Noël
Assiette de Noël

Le repas du dîner de Noël est toujours différent pour nous. Il est plus ou moins notre journée libre de décider quel grand repas que nous voulons tous. Pas de traditions ici. Cette année, J'ai décidé le thème serait locale. Tous les éléments de cette plaque étaient de la région. Beginning with the centerpiece for the meal was a nice roast from one of our local, organic meat farmers. To be accompanied with a nice sauteed red cabbage with vinegar and sugar, sauteed mushrooms, mashed potatoes with the drippings for a rich gravy.

Without pre-ordering my meat, I was taking a bit of a chance. I went to two local farmers, and was lucky to find the perfect roast at my final stop. I can’t tell you how long its been since I’ve made a nice pork roast. Ce fut une nouvelle, local, happy pig who would be honored to be on my menu.

The Pork Roast

You can take your time in prepping your roast, ou non. I personally enjoy the steps involved with pulling the simple, yet tasty ingredients to harmonize with the meat. My daughter actually decided to handle this job. By using bay leaves, beurre, ail, sel, pepper and olive oil, she managed a brilliant outcome. I put red wine in the base of the roasting pan, along with a bit of bouillon to simmer all the drippings together to later make a nice gravy.

rôti prepped
seasoned with butter, ail, and fresh herbs, tied and ready to bake

Purée de pomme de terre

using the proper potato for the job is key. these were charlottes, and were insanely creamy and smooth.

Sauteed Mushrooms

Best dish, hands down to accompany meat. slice onions, garlic and lots of mushrooms. saute for about 10 ma. keep lid on and let it simmer.

Sauteed Mushrooms
Sauteed Mushrooms
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