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Christmas dinner help

JonParker | Nov 30, 200904:15 PM

We're planning a Christmas dinner for us and a few family and friends. We did this last year for the first time and things went very well, but this year we want to try something new.

Main entree will be a roast goose. i've never roasted a goose before although i do very well with chicken and duck. Any great recipes or techniques I need to know before I attempt this?

Also, any good ideas for sides? I was thinking of doing garlic and leek mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, oyster stuffing and brussels sprout hash, but I'd be willing to change it if anyone has good ideas, especially if they allow mise en place the day before.

Appetizer ideas are also welcome. We'll be doing a pre-dinner cocktail party for the guests and some others who can't make dinner. I was thinking of duck rillettes and Michel Richard's faux gras, but need some others. Again, being able to do prep ahead of time is a big bonus.

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