Friday, December 26, 2008

What Did You Eat?


I absolutely positively love hearing about food. The last post yielded some good material, notably from Mark who gave the complete 411, plus a funny anecdote. Thanks Mark!

"We helped ourselves to all this yummy food:

Entre':
from a selection of:
smoked salmon; prawns; avocado; turkey etc. all washed down with a choice from beer, cider, soft drink.

Main:
Roast pork, with crackling; turkey;
peas, carrots, green beans, roast potatoes; roast turnip; and Ian's famous gravy (well, the gravy wasn't famous - but it is now). There was a selection of lovely wines too: a merlot, a chardonnay, and a cabernet sauvignon (i think i spelled it right).

Dessert:
trifle; apple crumble; chocolate ripple cake(made with chocolate ripple cookies); fruit and cheeses.

Lunch was taken at a leisurely pace over about three hours.
After lunch we helped to clear up and then watched some British comedy on cable tv and opened our Kris Kringle presents.
The hosts' eight year old girl child was asked by someone who shall remain anonymous to read one joke per day to her dad from all the xmas cracker jokes that she collected. Her dad was to pretend that it was the first time he'd heard them."


Our own dear Megan mentioned that she was "stuffed full of tri-tip and double-baked and strawberry salad and pumpkin pie." Intriguing. Any more details?

Over at Bob's, there's a luscious pic and recipe. And at Gig's place there's mention of a sumptuous Christmas breakfast.

I ate home-made thin crispy-brown latkes and little lamb sausages at my friend's house for Chanukah, along with super sour Kosher dills, and a huge fresh green salad with vinagrette and thick slices of watermelon radish. Let's not forget the free-flowing ice cold white wine. Yum!

Update: Karen, we can't leave you out! You have an incredible description of your festive meal, you food writer you! Find it here!

So anyone else got some food details for us?

14 comments:

Suzanne said...

Maybe later. Right now I'm too busy rescuing dogs!!!

I'll be back cuz I LOVE FOOD!!!

XO

Happy Day After!

just bob said...

Jambalaya!

Megan said...

I will be back with more details!

Cece said...

We had baked ham, corn, brocoli with cheese, yeast rolls, and pumpkin roll for dessert. I see all of you partied here at The Onion without me yesterday. So sorry I missed it, but I did enjoy spending time with my family. Hope everyone's Alka Seltzer has kicked in and that you are all having a wonderful Friday. I unfortunately am at work. But at least I'm make double pay to be here!

Leah said...

Yay for Cece's food! It sounds delicious. What is pumpkin roll?

Karen ^..^ said...

Sounds incredibly yummy. Mmmmmm....

Megan said...

I am still waiting on the email from my brother with the salad dressing recipe.

Darned family men, why they gotta be all busy with their kid and their pregnant wife and their playhouse to build and their gift cards to drain, when I need information for the Cafe!

I mean, I changed that boy's diapers for cryin' out loud!

;)

just bob said...

ponders where to put all of the leftovers...

This joint is going to need a bigger refrigerator if we're gonna keep serving up this kind of food.

Megan said...

It's the cafe, dear bob. Its wish is your command...

Leah said...

Yes, we definitely need a gigantic walk-in refrigerator and a huge pantry. We obviously all like good food, so we'd better acquit ourselves properly. I hope some leftover jambalaya, strawberry salad, pumpkin pie, and cheesy broccoli is going in there. And some of Gig's leftover caramel french toast--I'll eat it cold!!!!

Megan said...

And do not forget the latkes!

Cece said...

What is Pumpkin roll? Well is a thin pumpkin cake made with eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and spices with a cream cheese and powdered sugar concoction spread all over the top of it and rolled into a log. You can modify it by adding nuts of choice, but I left out the nuts. I figured our family is nutty enough. YOu could google the recipe easily, or you could just look on the back of the Libby's canned pumpkin label and get it from there. The trick is getting it to roll!. My family loves it and it has become a holiday favorite. The boys are actually asking me to make another one, and since I still have some pumpkin left, I think I will. Happy New Year everyone!

Leah said...

Happy New Year Cece! I think I might try the pumpkin roll for our New Year's party. I'll let you know whether it rolled or not...

Random Chick said...

I ate way too much of everything.