Monday, December 28, 2015

The Christmas Dinner Food


As I promised yesterday, here is the line-up of our fabulous group Christmas Dinner.  We started with a chilled mango-ginger soup made by Julie.  Delicious!


Then we had a spinach salad with a rainbow of cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and baby cucumbers.  Julie made this one too.


The main course was beef wellington (purchased and cooked at Julie's house) with my friend David's best ever mashed potatoes.  (I helped with those potatoes so I could learn the technique. I might have to purchase a potato ricer sometime soon.)  The roasted Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots were made by Rita and Tim.  Put all together and that was one very delicious dinner!


We had three desserts and somehow I only got a photo of one, the chocolate mint brownies with a little dessert wine.  We also had a wonderful pumpkin pie made by Rita and fabulous bananas Foster topped with ice cream.  David made the bananas Foster which was down-right decadent.

We had perfect wine pairings with every course and the whole dinner started with a magnum of champagne that Jim brought from is wine cellar.   Thanks again to everyone for the fantastic food and perfect company.

10 comments:

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Glenda Pace said...

That was a fantastic meal. Enjoyed seeing it again, almost could taste it.

RedPat said...

I would have been stuffed! It looks like it was great!

Thérèse said...

Amazing food and drinks for a Christmas dinner! Nice memories for everyone and fantastic pictures.

Lowell said...

Good Lord, that food is fit for a king or queen - actually, both! Wow, what a spread. I think I would like all of it. Thanks for sharing, but now my little supper is going to look especially meager! :)

William Kendall said...

Looks like a spammer invaded.

That is quite a meal!

VP said...

Absolutely great!

Bob Crowe said...

Those two are walking examples of good taste. The table settings are beautiful, with very Southwest colors.

José Mendonça said...

The food looks so yummy! It's great having dinner with good friends, isn't it?

Jack said...

Wow! You and your friends eat (and drink!) well. It all looks delicious.