We had Christmas on Christmas Eve this year because the weather is threatening the day after Christmas and we wanted our son to be back home in Maryland by that time. His visit was quite short, Friday-Sunday, but we managed to work in the usual Christmas movies and pastimes. Tradition!
The 3 resolute carnivores and the 1 vegetarian wannabe all voted for goose for Christmas. No easy matter in our region of the country. I finally found a frozen specimen at Wegmans in Scranton, not daring to look at it’s provenance and possibly ruining the occasion for everyone.
This goose looked a bit different from the one I bought in France, not as robust/fat?
In any case, I stuffed the cavities with apples soaked in Calvados and with the turkey wing broth gravy, it was okay, if a bit rustic 🙂
Everyone loved the Food and Wine Magazine inspired vanilla bean butter, roasted squash. I used acorn, butternut and a small pumpkin. Delicious!
The apple stuffing was also nice.
As were the goose fat roasted, fingerling potatoes.
We had a local, homemade apple pie for dessert but it was practically inedible, so we didn’t 😀
Merry Christmas everyone!