Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Day update!


So this year my daughter invited Ralph and i over for dinner. It was really cold out but no snow yet.The bus schedule was interesting in that it had a Christmas schedule but no one knew what it was.

 I loved going to Jen and Martin's place because they are foodies!!  No plain boiled carrots for them :) You know your going to enjoy every crumb and the most fun was watching them cook. Well that is until Martin started to cry while chopping the shallots.

We also got to meet Allie who is an adorable kitten they adopted. What a sweetie pie!

On to dinner:
Just before dinner Martin brought out the homemade pickles, pickled green and yellow beans and pickled hot peppers! Oh yes my sinus' were definitely clear after that. And then onto the main meal.

Turkey lots and lots of delicious turkey, stuffing with duck, roasted carrot, parsnip and potato, green beans with bacon, shallots and dijon mustard, gravy and homemade cranberry sauce! Oh my!!
You know you've hit the jackpot when they offer you 4 different kinds of sea salt :) Smoked sea salt is delish.

And my plate: I must admit i took more parsnips and carrots and green beans, thanks Martin now i'm hooked on them.
Everyone loved it and we were definitely all smiles afterwards!
O.k you didn't get a pic of me since i was taking the pic's and Martin was busy getting everything ready he never stopped!

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful day and yummy food!

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  2. Ditto on the food! Sounds like it was a nice day. :-)

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  3. Sounds like a lovely day- and I LOVE Parsnips !!!

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  4. Wow the food looks wonderful.. I am glad you had a good time..

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  5. awwww! hw adorable is your family! I love the kitty too. Those calico faces are to die for.

    Great spread - yummy and lots of flavors! I have some citirs sea salt that is amazing on fish!

    Happy Holidays!

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  6. awwww! hw adorable is your family! I love the kitty too. Those calico faces are to die for.

    Great spread - yummy and lots of flavors! I have some citirs sea salt that is amazing on fish!

    Happy Holidays!

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  7. Love the smoked sea salt!
    And the kitteh!

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  8. Love the pics. Looks like such a great meal and fun time with the family!

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  9. love the pictures.
    thanks for sharing your day.

    Carla

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  10. Yum!!! And smoked sea salt? Never heard of that....

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  11. Four different kinds of salt...cool! Smoked Sea Salt sounds very interesting. I have a friend who is quite the foodie too and it is always a delight to visit her house.

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  12. OOOO....sounds like you had a great time and great food!!

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  13. Looks like a wonderful and yummy holiday you had. Yaay.

    lol - the mysterious bus schedule.

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  14. Looks delicious!! Glad you had a great holiday with family!

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