Holiday Menu

As many of my long-time readers may remember, we do an annual Christmas Day dinner at our house. And every year I try to have something we’ve not done before. The prior menus include :
– roast goose,
– (my first) fried turkey, and
– roast pork loin with savory herbs.

So deciding on this year’s menu has been a bit of a challenge. Prior meals were centered around the main dish. This year I’m mixing it up a little – I found a great local wine (Duplin County Christmas Eve) and I’m building a meal around that. The menu so far includes :

– Pork Crown Roast in a red wine marinade
– Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffing
– Red-Wine Sauce

I plan on making the red wine sauce by deglazing the roasting pan with the wine.

And with all that, I’ve already started planning next year’s dinner, which will be my most challenging meal to date. The only reason I’m not doing it this year is because it takes a lot more planning….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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7 Responses to Holiday Menu

  1. wander says:

    If you have a chance, go to the Duplin Winery. The tasting is great. All thier wines are great. My folks go every year and help crush the grapes. My favorite is the Scupernong Blush. I buy cases each time I’m in NC.


  2. suhl says:

    I luuuuurve Duplin wine!

  3. gardenwaltz says:

    i’ve gotten pretty stuck on the duplin scuppernong, myself.

  4. alchemist says:

    …one fo the joys of living down here is you can get Scupernong Blush in Food Lion for cheap.

    The Christmas Eve wine is a light, fruity red. I think it’s new this year – or new to my local stores, anyway.

    Make sure you get some if you can.

  5. alchemist says:

    Try the Blackberry when you get the chance. It’s amazing.

    But the Scuppernong is my favorite…

  6. wander says:

    It’s been around a couple years actually. I’ve got six bottle at home I think. Who are we kiding, it’s all good. The high sugar content will give you a hell of a hangover if you over do it though.


  7. murriel says:

    Your dinner sounds very yummy! We’re having ham for Christmas dinner since I can’t eat poultry anymore, though I think crown roast of pork sounds better!

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