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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2006, 10:14:59 am »
Jack and Ennis,

Just wanted to join the ranks of folks popping in to wish you all happy holidays!!

Thanks so much for sharing your life with us!  Sure means alot.

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Thank you, notBastet,

All our best to you for a very happy and peaceful holiday season...

Hugs,

Jack
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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2006, 10:16:22 am »
This is for Marge_Innavera, because I promised.

BACON-WRAPPED QUAIL STUFFED WITH GOAT CHEESE

Since the quail are small and there's not much meat on each one, plan on serving guests two to three per person, and encourage them to chew the meat off the bones rather than trying to cut it off with a knife and fork.

16 (4-ounce) quail, rinsed and patted dry
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
8 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
16 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
16 sprigs fresh rosemary
16 strips thick-cut bacon


Season each quail inside and out with salt and pepper. Transfer to 1 to 2 large bowls, add oil, thyme, and garlic, and toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 48 hours.

Preheat oven to 500F. Remove 1 quail from marinade. Stuff cavity with 1 ounce goat cheese and 1 sprig rosemary and tie legs together loosely with kitchen string. Wrap 1 strip bacon around breast and transfer quail, breast side up, to rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining quail, using 2 to 3 baking sheets. Roast until just cooked through (cut into inner thigh; meat will still be slightly pink), about 15 minutes.

Cook's note: If you prefer, the quail can be grilled rather than roasted. To avoid flare-ups from dripping fat, cook the bacon separately and stuff it in the cavity of each bird along with the cheese.

Serves 8

Jack
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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2006, 01:10:19 pm »
Thanks, Jack! I had an aunt and uncle who used to visit at Christmas every year and my uncle always brought and cooked quail for our big Christmas Eve dinner. Your recipe kinda reminds me of his, but the goat cheese would add a whole new dimension to it.   :)

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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2006, 09:32:06 am »
Hey Jack! Mention of this appetizer came up in chat the other day. Have you ever made it? I got this recipe from my Joy of Cooking which is slightly newer than yours...but not much.  Enjoy!

RUMAKI

Cut chicken livers into bite size pieces. Sprinkle with soy sauce. Prepare an equal number of 1/4 inche canned water chestnut slices. Wrap a piece of liver and water chestnut together in 1/2 wide slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Broil slowly until the bacon is crisp. Serve hot.

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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2006, 09:40:32 am »
Psssst Jack...I gave her the idea.

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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2006, 09:49:07 am »
Well, it was a good idea, Scott and we tried em last night. Tasty!

Jack
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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2006, 09:59:52 am »
Merry christmas, Jack and Ennis!

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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2006, 10:09:38 am »
Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!

Ennis and I have wonderful news!

Christian Hibbard Del Mar was born this morning at 5:03 am. He weighs 8 lbs 6 oz and seems to be perfect in every way. Kelly went into labor yesterday in the late afternoon. Kelly and Jenny stayed at home til about midnight when her water broke and then it was time to head to the hospital. 

Everything went smoothly, no problems at all. Both mothers are doing great. They are hoping to come home tomorrow.

Ennis and I couldn't be happier...

Hugs to all,

Jack
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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2006, 10:10:31 am »
Merry christmas, Jack and Ennis!



Oh, what a beautiful wreath, Belbbmfan! Thank you so much...merry Christmas to you and your family.

Hugs,

Jack
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Re: Christmas at the LazyL
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2006, 12:43:33 pm »
Merry Christmas Jack and Ennis.  Love to both of you....