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


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.

Right Truth

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...


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!?'d ADORE that rice'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!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jen Nifer said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hello. [url=]buy cialis[/url] pick up this deals

Anonymous said...

I am glad splendid posting! I seriously valued reading this, tonsil stone you're a superb novelist.Let me make sure to lesezeichen your websites Satellite direct review and tend to sometimes come in the future. I would like to stimulate you remain a wonderful threads, have a very decent break penis advantage review saturday and sunday!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this blog. I really hope to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now ;)

my web-site;

Anonymous said...

I am no longer certain where you are getting your information, but great topic.

I must spend some time studying much more or understanding more.

Thanks for wonderful info I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

Also visit my page - ideal waist to hip ratio

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Hello, Neat post. There is a problem together with your site in
web explorer, might check this? IE still is
the market chief and a big section of other people will miss your magnificent writing due to this problem.

Here is my blog post :: Air Max

Anonymous said...

Very rapidly this web site will be famous amid all blogging visitors,
due to it's pleasant content

Check out my web blog :: Abercrombie Brussel

Anonymous said... hermes birkin emerald tablet of hermes trismegistus pdf

Anonymous said...

Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article. I wanted to write a little comment
to support you.

Also visit my homepage ... Visit Original Source Link

Anonymous said...

鈥楬ere, beldam, deyvil鈥檚 sort, 鈥?growled the particular tough words regarding Dirk Hatteraick from your within his / her family den, 鈥榳hat makest thou right now there? 鈥?
鈥楬ave an individual delivered myself the particular brandy, and also virtually any media regarding my own folks? 鈥?mentioned Dirk Hatteraick.
鈥楲aying the particular roughies to help keep the particular cauld wind flow frae an individual, ye determined do-nae-good. Ye鈥檙e e鈥檈n ower weel away from, and also wotsna; it'll be normally shortly. 鈥?
These kinds of terms have been uttered really lower words, nevertheless they made appear adequate to be able to startle Meg Merrilies, which directed the particular jeep, and also which, possessing previously obtained the place where the particular cavern extended, acquired grown after the girl toes. The lady started out, that to be able to confound virtually any tuning in ear canal, to be able to growl, to be able to mutter, also to perform aloud, and also concurrently to manufacture a bustle between several brushwood that has been today placed inside the cavern.
鈥楾here鈥檚 the particular flask regarding ye. The folks 鈥?sent out, busted, long gone, or perhaps minimize to be able to ribbands from the redcoats.


Anonymous said...

hastiness not to mention unreasoning jealousy from their Having sex, this lady flew without delay in the ending that her Partner found typed home throughout numerous smallish aperture. 鈥淗ow originates this unique someone in this case? 鈥?this lady exclaimed, 鈥測ou stated everybody, your hi, who there needs to be certainly no ventilators within latest residential home. 鈥?鈥淣or any kind of, 鈥?believed I just; 鈥渂ut what makes you feel that new person can be described as Partner? I just check out from your capability from Picture Worldwide recognition 鈥斺€斺€?鈥淥h, May very well certainly no to be patient utilizing your Picture Worldwide recognition, 鈥?sent a reply this lady, 鈥溾€楩eeling might be believing鈥?not to mention 鈥楢 Specifically Lines to the touch is valued at some Ring in the sight鈥欌€?鈥?only two Proverbs, quite typical aided by the Frailer Having sex through Flatland.
鈥淲ell, 鈥?believed I just, for the purpose of I just was basically hesitant from disheartening their, 鈥渋f it again is required to be which means, call for a particular rewards. 鈥?Thinking their virtually all nice mode, my niece progressed at the New person, 鈥淧ermit everybody, Madam, towards look and stay seemed from 鈥斺€斺€?therefore, unexpectedly recoiling, 鈥淥h! it is not necessarily girls, not to mention there can be certainly no aspects as well, not really track of a single. Would it be that need which means misbehaved for a suitable Ring? 鈥?
I just glanced from the half-hour decanter or glass. The third sands found decreased. Finally Millennium found commenced.
鈥淚 morning of course, in any several experience some Ring, 鈥?sent a reply typically the Phone, 鈥渁nd an suitable Ring as opposed to any sort of through Flatland; and yet towards express themselves further adequately, I'm sure a large number of Communities within. 鈥?Then he further further gently, 鈥淚 have a relatively personal message, hi Madam, to all your husband's comments, that i can not send out on your appearance; not to mention, any time you would definitely be affected you and me towards leave the workplace couple of or so minutes 鈥斺€斺€?And yet my niece definitely would not take note on typically the task which our september Traveler should certainly which means incommode their self, not to mention showing typically the Ring that per hour from her own golden age found rather long enacted, with the help of a large number of reiterated sorry to be with her up to date indiscretion, this lady now retreated towards their home.
1 Their assert 鈥渟itting鈥? keep in mind Me in no way necessarily suggest any sort of modification from disposition along the lines of most people through Spaceland denote from who the word; for the purpose of even as not have any ft ., we're able to not more 鈥渟it鈥?not 鈥渟tand鈥?(on your experience of this the word) as opposed to undoubtedly one of a feet and / or flounders.


Anonymous said...

Find out how to [URL=]Cheap Jordans Shoes[/URL] purchase boots and shoes at a discount

The costs for shoes or boots and boots are going up all the time.Footwear for men, women and kids are as pricy as they have ever been.There really are unsurprisingly many causes for the continuing price increases for shoes and boots and boots for just about any member in the family and with oil prices on the rise the prices are merely going to progress up much more.With the general economy as slow as it's the capacity to save on your footwear needs is a bit more important now than ever before.We'll discuss one or two simple ways for you to find boots and shoes for the entire family at discount prices.
If you will be not an on-Line user you'll have to rely on your regional shoe website of a nearby shopping mall to locate shoes on sale.Shoe merchants both big and small can have seasonal sales to cut down on their seasonal inventories.By waiting to the end of any particular season you could save on men's, women's or kids shoes.Traditional shoe dealers will offer really great discount costs at the termination of every season.
Try to go shopping a year ahead when it comes to your needs.Take a peek [URL=]cheap womens jordans shoes[/URL] at your shoe outfit every once in awhile and if you comprehend your sandals would be able to wear out next summer, pick up a new pair at the terminal point of this summer time.This plan will save you the largest amount of money, remember the more time you wait, the more affordable you could find them.How a large number of us buy our christmas wrap per day or two after christmas, it is the same principal for buying shoes and boots.Keep an eye out for special promotions from the local footwear merchants, you should find them from time to time.The savings won't be as terrific as a season ending sale but you will be able to save a bit of cash on your shoes needs.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.