Archive for December, 2005

Heringsalat (Herring Salad)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Made up of pink cubes of uniform size and dissimilar texture, with a light, unusual flavor, this is a salad that looks like it might be from Outer Space! However, this recipe came from the old country along with my Oma and Opa, and it’s traditionally eaten in my family at New Year celebrations. I’ve been gobbling it on crackers, bread, or straight from the bowl since childhood, but those without a palate for Northern European flavors will probably run the other way. Their loss.

Cut into regular dice about 1 cup each of:

European Style Dill Gherkins
Boiled Peeled Potato
Boiled Beets
Herring in Wine Sauce (reserve juice)
Granny Smith Apple
Celery
Hardboiled Egg

Add to taste:

Sour Cream
Lemon Juice
Salt
Juice from Herring

Best after leaving in the fridge overnight to let the flavors meld.

New Year’s Eve Weekend

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Friday Dinner
Cheese Fondue
Green Salad
Bread
Saucisson Sec
Cornichons
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Clear Crisol Torrontes 2005
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James Cupcakes

Saturday Breakfast
Stollen
Scrambled Eggs
Pancetta
Coffee
Juice
Fruit Salad

Saturday Dinner
Bacon-wrapped Dates
Shrimp Cocktails
Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes with Sour Cream and Caviar
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Pomegranate Martinis
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Salmon w/ Mustard and Brown Sugar
Sauteed Spinach w/ Garlic and Raisins
Risotto
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Twin Fin Pinot Noir
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Stilton
Marcel & Henri Duck Mousse with Truffles
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Gilbert’s “G” Tawny Port
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Chocolate Cake
Whipped Cream
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Bugey Cerdon Sparkling Rosé

Sunday Brunch
Dutch Baby Apple Pancake
Sausage
Coffee
Juice
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Mimosas

Sunday Supper
Chicken Chili
Guacamole
Cheddar Cheese
Scallions
Jalapenos
Tortilla Chips
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Beers
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Cookies