Holiday Cheer!

Too often while cruising, I didn’t have the traditional holiday recipes I craved … and as a result, Carolyn and I decided to add a “Holiday Cheer” chapter to The Boat Galley Cookbook.    (Thanks to Tammy aboard s/v Dos Libras now cruising! for the photos.  Here’s Tammy & Bruce’s website:  ThingsWeDidToday, check it out.)

These recipes differ slightly from the overall book premise in that the ingredients may not be readily available in popular cruising grounds.  If you want something special to celebrate a holiday, you may need to bring certain ingredients from home, so plan accordingly and take the critical ingredients with you to paradise.

Doug & Rayene, Thanksgiving 2009 with Serendipity Doug, Port Royal, Roatan,

Doug & Rayene, Thanksgiving 2009 with Serendipity Doug who was house sitting in Port Royal, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.  s/v Winterlude and s/v Kristiana were anchored in front of the house.

There’s a list of reasons to celebrate month by month, followed by 34 holiday specific recipes and 40 other recipes listed in the “More Holiday Cheer” cross-reference list at the end of the chapter.    Idea starters include such randomness as a Howl at the Moon Party, Kentucky Derby, Chocolate Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, as well as traditional holidays.

Other useful information includes Tips for Re-Sizing Recipes (need more or less?  the info’s right here) as well as an entire chapter devoted to Substitutions … for when you suddenly realize you’re missing one key ingredient.

Tammy & The Boat Galley Cookbook aboard sv Dos Libras, Christmas 2012

Tammy & The Boat Galley Cookbook aboard sv Dos Libras, Christmas 2012

If you’re not familiar with The Boat Galley Cookbook, click here for reader reviews, what Lin Pardey & Beth Leonard have to say, plus more information and a link to a free PDF download sample containing 33 recipes (scroll to the bottom of the page for the sampler).    Or just cut to the chase, and click here to order The Boat Galley Cookbook from Amazon.  🙂  The Boat Galley Cookbook makes a great Christmas gift!

Thanks to all of our The Boat Galley Cookbook readers!  Enjoy your holidays, friends and family!  Cheers — Jan

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