Christmas weekend was great, but lacking a computer for the most part. Great meals both days, but Iíll be listing the ones that arenít just eggs and bacon for these two.
Christmas Eve: Smoked Brisket with sautťed Brussels sprouts, cauliflower mash, and roasted carrots.
The brisket was smoked this summer by my dad, and then baked in an giant oven bag for about 6 hours for dinner. Carrots are standard pressure cooked and served with butter.
1 pound sprouts.
4 tbsp butter
2 tsbp chopped garlic
Cut the sprouts in half, melt butter in a large pan. Add garlic, let cook for a couple minutes.
Add sprouts cut side down, cover, let cook for 5 minutes on medium high heat. Flip and let cook for 3-4 more minutes.
Ham, green beans, deviled eggs, and a spinach strawberry salad.
Pretty straight forward, except for the salad, Iíll find out the recipe and post it this week.
Smoked chicken and green beans
This is the go to Sunday night dinner. Easy and quick.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Place chicken, wrapped in foil, on a pan and let cook for 2 hours if frozen, 75 minute if defrosted.
Once chicken is done, add a spoonful of bacon grease to a pot, drop in some green beans and warm them up. Simple, easy, and effective.
Note: These are chickens that we smoked over the summer. If they are well wrapped, the stay good till the next summer. We smoke around 100 chickens a year, so thereís always plenty in the freezer.