Over the five days following the eve of Christmas eve (when I started prepping the 14 hour 20 dollar pork roast), on our new gastrokid gastropub-style kitchen chalkboard, I wrote down just about everything we ate over the holidays, and it’s a little terrifying. My rough count totals around 40 food items of note (that does include drinks, though, which easily adds 10 items to the list as there was a fair quantity of bubbly opened and cocktails invented, it being the season for such bibulous activities).
here’s what we consumed, drinks first:
fresh pear gin and soda
pomegranate ginger cocktails with rum, bourbon, or gin (virgin versions for the kids)
pappy van winkle
a macchiato, and other coffees
arugula fennel and orange salad
spring hill jack
scrambled eggs with pimenton de la vera
egg and cheese casserole with green chiles
chocolate grand marnier cake
almond butter and jelly sandwiches
udon (mistakenly written as ramen on the board)
olives of 2 kinds
3 more kinds of cheese, whose names have since been forgotten
Kid favorites: almonds, olives, eggs de la vera, candy canes.
Adult favorites: pork shoulder with salsa verde, Pappy Van Winkle, smoked escolar
Recipes to follow in the New Year.