Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Day Part 3 - my goose is cooked

... so I walked over to our local yesterday and picked up my goose... and she's a HUGE bird... carrying her back in the snow was a very real Christmas moment... arms aching and brain spinning with ideas... and the second she got home I realised i'd made my first big mistake... goose was too big for the roasting pan... well, to be honest, goose was too big for Christmas!

... now you may think this is sacrelige on Christmas Day but I thought about lunch, my pocket and ever expanding waist line and then I got out the carving knife and have created a big enough feast for today plus enough to go into the freezer for 3 more meals (yes it was that big a bird!)... she took a lot of sweat and tears but I finally got her down to a size to fit into my largest pan and prepped her for the cooking...

... and isn't she a beauty!... so proud...

... all that's left for me to do is unbutton the trouser and breathe...

Merry Christmas once again to you all... x


  1. So your goose is cooked :). I note you had Yorkshire pud with it. Lovely.
    Happy Christmas

  2. She looked like a beauty. And what a great variety of yummy vegetables. In my family we have eating pants. You should get yourself a pair and feel my pure eating joy is all

  3. I think it was a brilliant idea to freeze your goose for some additional meals! You should try wearing drawstring pants for the holidays LOL!!! Happy Christmas!

  4. LOVE the three posts Dom - fantastic idea. Everything looks delicious - if I wasn't so stuffed from our dinner I might be a bit jealous!!!!!

    Happy Christmas my friend :-}}}

  5. That is quite some bird! Well done ;0)

  6. the goose looks great. She is a beauty indeed. I never had goose before and would love to try it. Maybe I'll come over for the leftovers. lol.
    Happy Christmas again.

  7. Glad to hear you didn't consume the whole goose on your own. My mother always does goose and it usually feeds a goodly number. Your dinner looks lovely - think I'm going to have to do a proper Christmas dinner as I missed out on the meal proper.

  8. ooooh i hope that it was deeeelicious!!!! I've only JUST recovered from the 3 days of family time and have locked myself in the computer room to catch up! everything looks soooo yummy!!! hope you had a very happy christmas and really looking forward to all your cooking adventures in the new year! :)

  9. Looks delicious - what are your plans for the rest of the goose?
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas - look fwd to reading more in 2011! x


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