Post by anothermanicmondas on Dec 21, 2021 19:47:04 GMT
I think I eat a bit too much most of the year (although nowhere near as much as some people)
At Christmas I often eat less as I tend to spend it with relatives who are eating Christmassy food and I've never liked turkey, brussel sprouts, mince pies, Christmas cakes, Christmas pudding, etc (though I do like chocolate logs and Tunis cakes)
last year covid lockdown meant I spent Christmas by myself so had cod with sweet potato chips as my Christmas meal
"Perhaps I should tell him I've been possessed by dozens of aliens and it's never done me any harm"
Yes. I bought a special organic hand raised goose from a friend and colleague, for which I even got a video diary, so I know exactly what my meal was up to during the past weeks. There will be no animal abuse or antibiotics on the table at all. Cost me 80 Euros. But I know EXACTLY what is in it (mostly love) and I am very happy to support my local producers and colleagues (who supply me with lamb, cheese, honey, vegges and poultry, all organic). My mum is going to make her most awesome stuffing, with chestnuts and oranges and red wine and bread cubes. Accompanied (because this is Germany) by Knödel (German potato dumblings), blue fermented cabbage and lots and lots of gravy. This will be VERY special. Of course I will completely over-eat. I would be silly not to. There will also be exotic fruit as dessert afterwards.
I've got a bunch of health problems, so when I am physically capable of eating, I do tend to eat a bit too much. Yesterday I managed two meals--breakfast and dinner, which is unusual for me.
So for dinner I got to eat some very nice marinated steak and roasted carrots, while for breakfast I made a sausage quiche for everyone -- with lots of green bell pepper! I tend not to like sausage quiches so much (sausage is overpowering; asparagus quiche is better) but let's just say... folks in my family tend to like meat.
I also spent most of Xmas Eve's night working on a vanilla cheesecake... found a simple recipe I thought's be easier, but what made it simple was baking at a succession of low temperatures for a very long time... finishing at around 3AM as I recall. So two meals plus a sliver of cheesecake. I think it turned out well! More dense than I'd've preferred, but tasty.
Which, by my standards, is like 2-3 times what I normally eat in a today.
Meanwhile, the only thing on the menu today is water.
I have again ordered an organic hand-reared goose from my work colleague. This is a family meal that comes with a video diary (again). Yes, it is very expensive (100 Euro this year!!), but my family decided we are not really giving us gifts this year (because, let's face it, if we want something, we can buy ourselves and we have trouble finding good gifts for each other.... especially I seem to be extremely difficult to cater for, since I am "not normal"). So I am bringing the meat option for the family feast along. You can bet we will be stuffing ourselves with that and plenty of side options and dessert.
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