Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Food at Z's Celebration!

Some of you've asked "So where are the Christmas food shots,Z?"   I just got them from my wonderful nephew and thought I'd post them now:   This was at Mom's house, 30 of us, and we had a delicious night! In the picture are carrots cooked in honey and sauteed pancetta, roasted potatoes, ham and (very unusual for our Christmas feast) salmon served room temperature with a lovely yogurt/dill sauce. I published the second dinner pic because of the RICE PILAF which is always manna from heaven! There was a huge salad with avocado and tomatoes and baby cucumbers, baby corn and hearts of palm, too. yummy.

This is an Armenian dessert that is fabulous...a thick, sweet mixture of dry fruits that reconstitute and barley which is softened with them...sounds awful. Tastes delicious! My sister also made paklava with cream instead of walnuts which is divine but I don't have a shot of that;

What did you guys eat for Christmas..? I can't wait to hear! xxx Z

26 comments:

Thersites said...

Looks lovely Z/ I'm not a huge salmon fan, but with the yogurt/dill sauce, I might change my mind. Sounds and looks delicious!

Always On Watch said...

We went to our neighbors' house for Christmas dinner as we usually do.

The featured dish was prime rib, accompanied by rosemary red potatoes, gravy, and asparagus. What a meal! Mr. AOW and I ate too much! Yesterday, we could barely eat anything. We napped all day long.

Mr. AOW and Amber settled in for a long winter's nap; yesterday was a day of mixed precipitation all day long and a day conducive for napping.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Scherie made a ham and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and green beans.
But she always cooks at restaurant quality.
Your pictures look like a wonderful feast.
Did you get the e-mail I sent you regarding posting audio?

Right Truth said...

YUM YUM. Can I come eat at your house??? ha.

Debbie
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sue hanes said...


Z - Your Christmas feast looks yummy!!!!

We had a ham and four kinds of pie:
cherry, Dutch apple, pecan and pumpkin. We put them out three days before Christmas and they are just now gone. All four of them were very good.

We had tacos last night and that went over very well.

They are all gone now - boo hoo.
All four adults and seven grand-children.

Beverly said...

It all looks so good. I always get a little envious when I read about 30 people in a family gathering for a holiday meal. I have been in Virginia with my children since the day before Thanksgiving. Since David, Sabrina, and Ella were going to Ohio for Christmas with her parents, I made Christmas dinner for us the Thursday before Thanksgiving. We had pork tenderloin, sweet potatoes, a broccoli casserole, and a traditional (for a few years now) jello salad...a simple one that has been in magazines.
Our dessert is always a warm brownie, topped with peppermint stick ice cream, or if we can't find that, mint chocolate chip ice cream, topped with hot fudge and whipped cream.
I made that one year for dessert, and no one has ever wanted anything else since.
Happy New Year, Z.

Silverfiddle said...

Mmmmm...

Looks de-lish!

Z said...

All your meals sound SO GOOD, too!! I'm glad. AOW, I have never understood how eating a lot one day could make one that full the next day!!!! honestly!! :-)

I don't really recommend salmon for Christmas but it was easier than the prime rib Mom usually does...and less "last minute" as my bro-in-law cooked them the day before ...that was a really nice touch.

Beverly, that dessert sounds SO GOOD! Check this out; When Mr Z and I used to do Christmas Eve dinner for about 10, I'd found a dessert recipe that entailed baking chocolate thick cookies and then putting a thick white icing in between like an oreo, then rolling the cookies through peppermint sticks that you smash into tiny bits. Boy, was that pretty and good. Honestly, I don't remember now what the filling was! I love your idea of peppermint ice cream...maybe that IS what it was!?

SF...you'd ADORE that rice pilaf.......it's the best pilaf EVER.

What was REALLY cool was before most of the extended family came, another bro-in-law had baked small prime rib bones with just a little meat on them in a rub that is DIVINE! So he heated them up and we gnawed on those like it was the best flavor on the planet; I think it WAS :-) Then the extendeds came and we had the more highbrow horsdeurvres!
Give me PEASANT FOOD ANY DAY !! :-)

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Jen Nifer said...

Looks amazing, Z! We had tamales, rice with salsa, and chicken enchiladas. cheesecake with cherries for dessert.

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