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    New Year's Day dinner

    For over 25yrs it's been a tradition in the downwind household to eat venison steak (roe) on New Years' Day. Today was no exception, Mrs downwind prepared steaks fit for a king (or queen) but informed me that they were the last in the freezer. Looks like I'll need to be re-stocking the freezer soon
    Anyone else got NYD traditions?

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    Not specifically as to what we eat, but it's a tradition at Pedro Villas that it's a family sit down job. That used to be the good lady, three children and I. But the children have all got married and produced between them five grandchildren, soon to be six. Those, together with family dogs numbering four means that Pedro Villas is sadly lacking in space for that crowd.

    The result is rotation. It has to be exactly fair, in that whoever cannot come on New Year's Day will have it on another day and be first in line for next year. To be honest the only time we can get together now is for an informal buffet. Until, of course, I win the lottery and am able to afford the dining accommodation needed. Only a matter of time.

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    Always been steak pie
    But i quite fancy venison pie next year

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    Well we've had a real chill out day today ( everyone has gone home)

    I've cleaned every rifle and even the shotguns today, went and took the dogs out for a marathon walk, sorted the ferrets, come back in for tea and I cooked up the leftovers all the marauders left behind over Christmas

    muntjac and Rabbit liver pate on toast for starters moving swiftly on to potatoes cubes cooked in dry cured bacon fat, diced bacon crispy with chopped sausages, onions, cherry tomatoes with crispy bread, splash of garlic, a light sauce and ground pepper to finish

    apart from the bread, potatoes and condiments ( wives out of earshot) rest all homemade and delicious, best food I've had this year. ����

    and to top it all off wives made the tea and cleared up behind me,

    happy new year ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    To go fox hunting
    Was for many years my NYD activity, sadly many of my hunting companions have now "gone to ground"

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    Today it was pheasant breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with haggis, followed by a good old fashioned treacle dumpling with honey and dried fruit. Oh and washed down with a bottle of bubbly between two of us.

    Blackpowder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpowder View Post
    Today it was pheasant breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with haggis, followed by a good old fashioned treacle dumpling with honey and dried fruit. Oh and washed down with a bottle of bubbly between two of us.

    Blackpowder
    Mrs downwind has been tempted by your treacle dumplings-----any chance of the recipe please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    To go fox hunting
    Didn't get out hunting, but I did get to see the meet of the North Cotswold today
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    It's usually steak pie in our house,but this year she boiled a big gammon, in my job I can have venison when ever I feel like it so tend to avoid it at Christmas and New Year, besides the wife is not very keen on venison, think its a case of familiarity breeding contempt and all that.

    That treacle dumpling has my mouth watering, but afraid that's a big no no these days as just to add to my list of ailments I have just discovered I am also diabetic.

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