Having our traditional servings for the holidays is fantastic! however, if you feel that you want to serve something different, then here is the perfect recipe for you, a Roast Goose/Hen created by Elegant Affairs Caterers, a flavorful and an easy meal to put together which your family and friends will love.( 2 servings)
- 1/2 pound Italian bread cut into cubes
- 1/2 pound sourdough bread cut into cubes
- 1 pound fennel parsley sausage
- 1 stick butter, divided
- 1 white onion, finely diced
- 5 stalks celery, finely diced
- 2 cups chicken stock ( low salt)
- 1 tablespoon mixture of fresh minced sage, rosemary, and thyme
- 2 whole eggs
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees
- Spread your cubed bread evenly across a baking sheet and bake for 40 mins so that the bread is VERY dry
- Set aside and crank the oven up to 375 degrees
- Brown your sausage in a frying pan over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Then remove from pan and plastic in mixing bowl
- In the same pan, melt half a stick of butter. When melted, add your onions and celery + salt and pepper and cook until softened. Add this to the bowl with your sausage
- Add your bread cubes + your herbs to the bowl and stir until combined
- Pour in your chicken stock and stir very thoroughly until all the stock has absorbed into the bread
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and then stir in your eggs. Make sure the mixture isn’t still hot when you stir in your eggs
- Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and scoop all your stuffing mixture into the tins. You have to really pack it in there and pile it HIGH to make all the stuffing fit, but this is what gives you the “muffin” look once they are baked since they obviously won’t “rise” in the oven like regular muffins!
- Slice your remaining butter into 12 thin pats and top each stuffing muffin with a pat of butter
- Cover loosely in foil and bake for 30 minutes
This delicious Wassail punch is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday party or even for breakfast on Christmas morning. I bet you will enjoy it! Courtesy of Elegant Affairs Caterers( 6 servings)
- 6 small apples, washed and cored
- 1-quart cider
- 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
- 2 pinches ground cloves
- Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 3-4 Tbs Sugar, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Score the apples and place in an ovenproof tray and roast for 60 minutes, or until the skin is soft and starting to split.
- Heat the cider in a saucepan over low heat and add cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Stir well and heat through until the liquid starts to foam.
- Add the lemon slices and roasted apples, and give the liquid a good stir
- Add sugar, – add it gradually and taste as you go along.
- 2 ½ pounds potatoes
- 6 large egg yolks, room temp
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp cut into pieces
- ¼ cup heavy cream room temperature
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup grated romano cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and arrange the racks to divide the oven into thirds. Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper and set aside.
Wash and peel the potatoes and slice them into 1-inch chunks. Place the potato chunks in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Generously salt the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer potatoes until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes in a colander and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with an electric mixer until smooth. Then mix in the egg yolks, one at a time, with a rubber spatula. Add the butter, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir until well combined.