Holiday Recipes

Our Thanksgiving recipes were such a hit, that we have been asked to provide Holiday recipes too!

Soooo, without further ado…here are our favorite holiday recipes.

Roast Beef

from Canal House Cooking Volume 2

(1) 8-12 lb. rib roast, tied between the ribs

 Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Generously season roast all over with salt and pepper.  Heat a heavy skillet large enough to accommodate the roast and sear the meaty sides of the roast until nicely browned, 5-10 minutes.

Transfer the roast to a large roasting pan, rib side down, and roast in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees for rare, 130-135 degrees for medium rare, and 140 for medium, 3-4 1/2 hours.

Transfer the roast beef to a carving board or a warm serving platter and let rest for 30 minutes.  Remove strings before carving the roast.

Christmas Goose with Stuffing

From Saveur Magazine




8 oz. bacon, cut into ¼″ cubes

8 oz.  Brussels sprouts, quartered

2 cups minced celery

1 large yellow onion, minced

1 lb. cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped

4 ½ oz. country white bread, cut into ½″ cubes (about 4 cups)

4 cups cooked wild rice

1 cup chicken stock

16 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering casserole dish

½ cup finely chopped parsley

2 tbsp. finely chopped thyme

2 tbsp. finely chopped sage

2 tart apples, chopped

Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste


1 12-lb. goose, wing tips, neck, and giblets reserved

Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1 lemon, halved

8 sprigs thyme

4 sprigs sage

8 cups chicken stock

2 ribs celery, roughly chopped

2 small yellow onions, chopped

1 large carrot, roughly chopped

4 tbsp. unsalted butter

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

4 oz. baby carrots, peeled

1 lb. baby beets, peeled

1 lb. small potatoes, halved

6 cipolline onions, peeled

2 large parsnips, peeled and cut diagonally into 1″ slices

1 celery root, peeled, halved, and cut into 1″ slices

1 head garlic, cloves peeled

1 sprig rosemary

¼ cup flour


1. Make the stuffing: Render bacon in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Add sprouts, celery, and onion; cook until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chestnuts, bread, rice, stock, butter, parsley, thyme, sage, and apples; season with salt and pepper; set aside.

2. Roast the goose: Prick skin all over with a fork; season with salt and pepper; squeeze lemon juice over skin. Place spent lemon halves in cavity along with 3 sprigs each thyme and sage. Place goose on a rack in a roasting pan; heat pan on stove over high heat. Add stock; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with foil, and steam (to render goose fat) for 1 hour. Discard lemon and herbs. Heat oven to 325°. Uncover goose; remove it with rack. Pour pan liquid into a measuring cup; let sit until fat rises to top. Skim off fat; reserve for another use. Add 2 cups pan liquid to roasting pan along with celery, onion, and large carrot; reserve remaining pan liquid. Return goose and rack to pan. Stuff goose with some of the stuffing (place remaining stuffing in a buttered casserole; heat alongside goose the last 15 minutes of cooking); tie legs together with kitchen twine. Place goose breast side down; cover with foil. Roast for 1 hour.

3. Begin the gravy: Heat butter in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; add wing tips, neck, giblets, and 2 sprigs thyme; cook until browned, about 15 minutes. Add reserved pan liquid; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until reduced by half, about 1 hour. Strain goose stock; set aside.

4. Increase oven temperature to 475°. Uncover goose; turn breast side up. Roast until golden and temperature of stuffing is 180°, about 70 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, roast the vegetables: Toss remaining thyme and sage, oil, carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, parsnips, celery root, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper on two baking sheets. Roast, stirring, until golden brown, about 45 minutes; keep warm.

6. Transfer goose to a cutting board; let rest for 15 minutes. Strain pan liquid into a measuring cup; let sit until fat rises to top. Skim off fat (about ¼ cup), and return to pan with the celery, onion, and carrot. Heat over medium-high heat; brown vegetables for 8 minutes. Add flour; cook for 4 minutes. Add strained pan juices and goose stock; boil. Cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Strain gravy; season with salt and pepper. Remove stuffing from goose; carve goose. Serve with gravy and roasted vegetables on the side.


From The Local Butcher Shop

1 perfectly cooked ham sourced from The Local Butcher Shop

1 container of glaze also sourced from The Local Butcher Shop

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Pull ham out to bring it to room temperature

Heat glaze over low heat

Put 1/2 ham in oven for about 1.5 hours and whole hams (15#) in the oven for about 2 hours.  Brush ham with glaze every 15 minutes.

Let the ham sit for 10 minutes or so.  Slice and enjoy!