I realize that brussel sprouts are green, but....

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...they're not exactly a Christmas delicacy. What is your favorite holiday treat? Fruitcake? Eggnog? Christmas cookies? Wassail? Johnny Walker RED? ; )

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), December 15, 2001


Nope, it would be brussel sprouts. I pick up my fresh shipment tomorrow. They will spend more than a week marinating in balsamic vinegar from Modena and truffel infused olive oil. . They will blow everything away.

If you haven't had them with good pearl onions; well you haven't lived. ;o)))

Best Wishes,,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), December 15, 2001.


I serve them with fresh bread; made with cheese and three kinds of chopped olives in the bread. Very good.

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), December 15, 2001.

Well, Z... the fresh bread sounds good. ; )

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.


After you marinate them like that, how do you prepare them? Steamed, or grilled?

-- Stephen M. Poole (smpoole7@bellsouth.net), December 17, 2001.

I don't have a SINGLE holiday treat, but here are a few:

standing rib roast (oh YEAH... Cin eat your heart out... kidding)


pinon brittle


Chivas Regal Royal Salute (21 year old scotch!)

yankee salad (I hear the keyboards warming up on this one)


hot buttered rum

rum balls

CHEESECAKE (NY style... 10000 calories per slice)


Mama Trujillo's chile and corn bake (absolutely to die for)

homemade tamales

green chile chicken stew (a tradition)


blackeyed peas, Tejas style

There are a few more... but I will refrain for the moment...

Sniffin' in the kitchen... (mmmmmm....)

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.

Fudge and cheesecake... YUMMY!!!!!!!! I like eggnog, too.

Dog, would you happen to have a recipe for Mama Trujillo's chile (chili?) and corn bake? : )

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.

Wait a minute...

Pam, you're asking the dog about his favorite foods? The kitchen isn't the only thing he's sniffin. :)

Anyone know about the seven fish feast on Christmas eve?

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), December 17, 2001.


I am a discriminating dog... Not liking brussels sprouts should be a clue... : )

Layin' on the kitchen floor... (waiting for something to drop)

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.

Tamales. Christmas tradition here. As many combos as chili or stew with the same wonderful or inedible results! Only got 14 out of the 20 dozen I ordered and they're all gone as presents! Dang!

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), December 18, 2001.

LOL Dog, I had a dog once who would wait for something to drop from the table... even the work bench in the garage. As bits of 2 x 4 would drop, she'd just chew it up. Sorry, you must be a different breed of dog. :D

Back to the good stuff. I haven't made tamales in a long time but we do enjoy heuvos rancheros. Aren't you in Albuq, Dog? The Village Inn made the best heuvos. Have you tried the Ron and Marsha's sanz Marsha's turnovers? The best. I still have dreams about that stuff. We still travel back down there to get our annual supply of chili. We bought a freezer just for keeping it throughout the year.

Ah well, back to sleep.

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), December 18, 2001.


Village Inn doe not make the best huevos rancheros here. There is a restaurant on Lomas near San Mateo here in ABQ, called Los Cuates, that makes the world class huevos, of course their entire menu is just stellar. Village Inn makes OK huevos. They do have good coffee though... : ) Next time you are in town, drop by Los Cuates. You will not be disappointed.

Mama T's chile and corn bake recipe may be difficult to acquire, as I don't make that... I am the candy and sweets chef for the holidays. I need to go buy some more pinon this week for the brittle.

snoozin' on the floor...

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), December 18, 2001.


Steam or grill. You can do either but they tend to decrease the taste that you have infused with the soaking. Best that I have found is to bake them in a pan with a few tbs of olive oil in the bottom, a bit of tomato sauce, and add grated provolone for the last few minutes; long enough to brown [the cheese that is; don't overcook]. Very good. A recipe from northern Italy.

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), December 18, 2001.

Sounds a lot like focaccia =)

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 18, 2001.


Sounds a lot like focaccia =)

Made a loaf last weekend; with sliced ripe olives. Very Good.

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), December 18, 2001.

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