As you can see, there was a theme to this Christmas at casa-de-family/friends-of-geeking. And that theme was best expressed by Chez, who calmly noted as I was tearing in to package number one at the McC Christmas morning-fest.
D: Is it my turn now?
Chez: Yes. And this present will be very beneficial to me and J too.
We had to go in order youngest to oldest one present at a time. There were no people there under the age of 22. It was still required to maintain some modicum of Christmas order.
I already have some things in mind to cook with these bits. Chez has required that my new spring-form pans be used to make timbale. The tapas book has a great looking recipe for cheese stuffed eggplant round mini sammys. Can't beat that with a stick.