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Challenge #71 - December 2018 - Anything Christmassy - Entries here (Read 40 times)
 
Dec 2nd, 2018 at 9:59am

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As the winner of our October "Chilli" challenge with his Chocolate, Cinnamon and Chilli cake, Derek has nominated "Anything Christmassy" for our December challenge. Place entries here, no general chat.

Challenge rules can be found here: http://www.aussiecampovenforum.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1390266293

Entries open until December 31st 9pm WA time. The winner gets to choose our February challenge theme.
 
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Reply #1 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 8:21pm

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Christmas Lunch/Dinner For Two

When I was a kid Christmas dinner was usually chicken roast.  Not the kind of chickens we have today though.  The chicken was out of the hen house and was an old fowl that no longer laid eggs.  They were tough but we enjoyed them

Vegetables were what was available and tended to be a lot of root vegetables.

I have attempted to recreate this however with a modern twist.

Chickens now come already plucked and cleaned and sealed in a plastic bag.

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This one I boned out.  The only bone is the leg knuckle. This was left in to prevent the stuffing coming out.

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Stuffing consisted of wilted spinach mixed with raisins that had been soaked in tea and pine nuts

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The chicken was rolled then tied and sprinkled with salt, pepper, paprika and fresh rosemary and popped into the camp oven on a trivet

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Today, due to limited space I stacked the ovens.  The chicken is in the bottom one and vegetables in the top. Vegetables are potato, sweet potato, pumpkin and parsnip.

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Cooked nicely

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Chicken and vegetables on the platter

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Christmas lunch/dinner is served. 

Rolled stuffed chicken
Baked potato
Baked pumpkin
Baked sweet potato
Baked parsnip
Steamed broccoli
Green peas
Gravy

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