How do our hosts relax during the holidays? Glad you asked…
Album:Soul Christmas (Atlantic 1968)
Movie/Series: Bad Santa
Beverage: Champagne – with orange juice before noon
Dish: Lobster Fettucini with Herbed Cream Sauce
Album: Leslie Odom Jr. Simply Christmas
Movie/Series: A family tradition when I was young was to watch The Tournament of Roses – Rose Bowl Parade
Beverage: good strong coffee
Dish: I am partial to my older sister’s and my late aunt’s sweet potato pies
Album: The Nutcracker Suite: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Movie/Series: A Columbo marathon with my Dad.
Beverage: Sipping Bailey’s (Almond version) with my big sister
Dish: My dad’s curry goat
Album:Lou Rawls – Merry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho!
Movie/Series: Trading Places
Beverage: A “little too early in the morning” Bloody Caesar
Dish: Gotta get some Braised Short-ribs in sometime during the week
Album:Vince Guaraldi Trio “Charlie Brown Christmas” – always my melancholy holiday go-to.
Movie/Series: The complete Twin Peaks! The original two seasons, the 1992 film and the current third ‘return’ season.
It is an artistic odyssey!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beverage: rich, coppery, hoppy, microbrewed beers. See you at the Y!
Dish: shrimp sausage chicken jambalaya – a post Christmas tradition and an explosion of flavor. Maybe in the Instant Pot this year 🙂
Album: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swingin’ Christmas and Bert Kaempfert’s Christmas Wonderland
Movie/Series: Gonna try to catch Charlie Brown Christmas, ’cause it’s a tradition!!!!
Beverage: Eggnog and Screech and gin martinis with my sister (the family’s gonna be all together!!!)
Dish: Mom’s turkey dinner (not pictured) complete with Newfoundland stuffing and traditional salt meat
Album: Greatest Hits of Tammy Wynette & George Jones
Movie/Series: Young Frankenstein
Beverage: Agave Tequila
Dish: Homemade Oxtail, Jamaican Style
Album: Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concert
Movie/Series: “Sweet Smell of Success” by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis
Beverage: Cabernet Sauvignon
Dish: Dim Sum
Album:The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (by Dr. Suess on DVD)
Movie/Series: Old Skool Yule (Matt Dusk)
Beverage: Aberfeldy scotch whiskey
Dish: Greco’s Pizza in North Bay (i’m off bread but making an exception!)