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Old 23-12-2013, 03:53   #1
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What's for Christmas Dinner?

We were rushed out of Aberdeen last Thursday for a job in the middle of the North Sea (56 06N, 04 15E). Weather is horrible, and there is no weather window to get the job done until the 26th.
40 kt winds for the past 4 days, and the same forecast for the next few days, so Xmas dinner is pretty much cancelled, maybe turkey wraps for dinner and a turkey curry for supper.
On the plus side, we were sent out of port so quickly we missed our provision delivery which included the sprouts yippee
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Old 23-12-2013, 06:58   #2
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

You mean, brussels sprouts? I second that hurrah! Only thing I won't eat.
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

We love brussel sprouts... Try them braised with duck bacon or , if you have a water bath, sous vide for about 45 min at 183f followed by a quick toss in a pan of duck fat with cracked black pepper
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

Alligator stew and craw fish pie, a la Louisiana... Nahhh...Angus Rib-eye steak, a la Texas style...that's more like it! Yumm!

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You mean, brussels sprouts? I second that hurrah! Only thing I won't eat.
I did indeed, bean sprouts are great, brussel sprouts should just be abolished.
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We love brussel sprouts... Try them braised with duck bacon or , if you have a water bath, sous vide for about 45 min at 183f followed by a quick toss in a pan of duck fat with cracked black pepper
You are making my point. Generous amounts of fat and/or spice are required to make brussel sprouts edible. Likewise, you could disguise them with wasabi or dip then in chocolate, but the sprout inside is still a brussel sprout.
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

Send em' back to Brussels with a note: Thanks, but no thanks...
Have a great Christmas Nigel, have a drink on me.
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Have a great Christmas Nigel, have a drink on me.
If only I could, next opportunity for a drink is 9th January
A Happy Christmas to all on CF
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

I second the ban on sprouts .
Hope you have at least stocked up on treats.

Merry Christmas to you and all the crew Nigel!

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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner??

And thanks to you and yours from me and the crew. Got the treats, and the weather ls due to let up a bit tomorrow, which means we have to start work proper tomorrow afternoon, hopefully finish boxing day evening, and back into Aberdeen on the 27th, then we'll have the Xmas dinner.
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Work safe Nigel. I too have spent many, many Christmas's offshore so I know how it feels!
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Re: What's for Christmas Dinner?

De-boned, cornbread stuffed chicken from Hebert's Speciality Meats in Maurice Louisiana...
Yum!!! a rare treat provided by my sister.
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Now in Isla Mujeres Mexico and bought lobster for tomorrows festivities. I'll put little Santa hats on them for a more "Christmas" feel
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Roast Beast, of course!
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Brussel sprouts! I grew up with those, though I can't remember eating one in the last 50 years. I guess there must be a reason for that!
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