Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstice

Happy winter solstice, everyone!

Tonight I make a fancy meal for my family as a Christmas gift, and I thought I'd share the menu with you all.

Spiral Pork Loin stuffed with a filling made of mild Italian sausage, onions, maple smoked pecans (thanks to Jodi!), cranberries, and mozzarella cheese, and wrapped in a bacon lattice (Dave and Chris will be all over this!)

Caramelized Onion & Brie Bread Pudding

Brussels sprouts sauteed with pancetta and pine nuts

Yellow beans from my garden

Pumpkin Gingergread Trifle

You can see last year's Solstice meal here.

FYI, I haven't been feeling well lately and things are once again backing up in my Google Reader. I am sorry I haven't been around visiting & commenting as usual, but I really do need to take a step back at this time and take care of myself a bit. I will be posting about this meal for sure, though!

20 comments:

monicajane said...

feel better...your dinner sounds great.

I'm not able to get around as much as I like ever. Taking care of one self takes precedence.

Have a nice holiday

girlichef said...

What a delicious menu! And that Winter Soltice picture is just gorgeous! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

penlan said...

What time should I be there? All of these are going to be absolutely heavenly!!! I shall try making the Caramelized Onion & Brie Bread Pudding in Jan. - a birthday present to myself. ;)

Well done WC & a Happy Solstice to you as well!!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

I am indeed all over this... Break a leg

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy winter solstice to you too! That meal sounds really great!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bob said...

That all sounds wicked good!

Hope you feel better soon.

sassy said...

WOW, this sounds sooooo yummy. A meal like this when you are not feeling 100% - you're a much stronger person than I am. Good for you my friend (can I call you "friend"?)

Jodi said...

Happy Solstice! The hickory nuts (not actually smoked, they just come from the same tree that is used to smoke meat) should be excellent paired with the pork, yum!

All the best to you and yours,

- jodi

Van said...

Happy Solstice to you too!

There is nothing more heartfelt than making a meal for those you love.

I hope it goes well.

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for your comments & good wishes, everyone!

Sassy: of course you can call me "friend"!

tshsmom said...

The spiral pork loin fascinates me. Do you buy it that way or cut it yourself. You MUST post pictures of this feast! Have fun.

Elra said...

Happy winter solstice to you too ...

Chris said...

You were right, I love it! Have a great meal with your friends and family tonight. Enjoy your evening.

Judith said...

Get well soon. Love from Mum and Tilly.

Cathy said...

Happy Holidays Wandering!

Cherie said...

Happy Solsice, WC!!

Your meal sound heavenly! Can't wait to see the pictures. Your family is truly blessed to have you in it! For many reasons - only one of which is your ability with FOOD!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Your meal sounds wonderful. What time should we be there? Merry Christmas and I sure hope you get feeling better!

Future Grown-Up said...

How about we meet at the border and you can throw the yummy food over the guards to me? This looks completely awesome.

Sending healing purrs from Mr. Data and best wishes from me that you feel better soon.

Palidor said...

Oooh, what an incredible menu! Can I come for dinner, too? :-)

I know that you mean about taking a step back from blogging to attend to other things. I am doing the same thing. Hope that you feel better!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

What a menu!
Don't worry about stepping back, seems to be the season.

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