One day while baking with mom, when she asked what we were making for Christmas Eve, I said I didn't know but I mentioned SP's goose obsession. Like me, she wasn't into the goose idea. But for some reason, she later mentioned it to my dad. He got excited about goose. Ugh. So then there was a whole week of goose talk. Where to buy one, how to cook it, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, what else to serve. I tried to not participate too much in these discussions. I didn't want to encourage the goose.
- We weren't sure the niece/nephew would like it.
- We weren't sure what else to make in case the goose wasn't tasty (the goose would take up the entire oven and the obvious crock pot meats had problems because some people don't eat certain meats/foods, etc.).
- After making some calls, I discovered goose was $7-8/pound and the Internet told me that for 8 adults and 2 kids I probably needed a 10-12 lb goose. So the goose would cost $70~$96.
But how did it taste? My dad & SP ate most of it because they liked it. Not loved, liked. My mom said it was OK. I didn't like the piece I tried. It was chewy and tough and had a funny texture.
Christmas 2016: Year of the Goose. Hopefully the only one.