December 30, 2010
So I cooked a duck for Christmas Eve. It’s both the first time I’ve cooked duck and the first time I’ve roasted a whole bird of any type.
I loosely followed this recipe (I roasted exactly as they suggested, but the glaze I made up as I went, mostly sugar, orange juice, and marmalade). It turned out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.
Petunia even said that it was the best thing I’ve ever cooked, which I hope is not an indictment of my previous attempts at cooking.
In related news I need to come up with some new “standard side dishes”. Asparagus and mashed potatoes every time is getting a little old. I’m thinking carrot souffle and something with quinoa.