wowza...Lets recap this food filled weekend shall we?? I still think I am in a bit of food coma given we have massive amounts of leftovers from this weekends festivites...hey, I am not complaining over here, I'll tell ya that! :) and you ask why I love holidays??
question to ponder: What is YOUR favorite holiday food and why??
So saturday night started off with lots of delish app's including a greek platter (pictured below) and a lovely cheese platter, which was acutally brought a bit late so I couldnt snap a pic of it : (
delish greek platter appetizer. Hummos, taboule, pita, feta with EVOO drizzled on top, olives ( I guess everyone loved those guys!!) and tzaziki sauce! YUMMM-O
here is an action shot of the apples & honey and the yummy apples marinating in lemon juice to keep from browning
ahhh my fav, a glass of pinot which was cool and refreshing and hit the spot
the delicious spread of food! lets see
- garlic green beans w/ tomatoes
- chicken marbella
- 2 different briskets, one with mushrooms and craisins and the other with carrots and a savory marinade
- roasted potatoes
- 2 different salads, one with pomegranate and granny smith apples, one with goat cheese, walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette
- ratatouille (NEED to find who brought this it was amazing!!)
- Noodle kugel with cornflake crumb topping
- roasted garlic and EVOO asparagus
Close up of the green beans and tomatoes, this was delicious, served cold and perfect amount of garlic. They were green and crisp and not at all soggy! this was a keeper for sure
one of the salads with goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, croutons in the most amazing balsamic dressing!
Asparagus and roasted potatoes. You can see that the potatoes are bursting with spices and flavor and the asparagus was perfectly roasted with not too much salt! they were fabulous :)
ratatouille and amazing brisket with dried cranberries and mushrooms. The brisket was so tender and soft, it fell right apart when you touched it with your fork. AMAZING!
Annndddd...My plate...aka a mish mosh of just about everything on the table...what can I say, I felt bad leaving some of the dishes out! I had to be fair to all and give everything a taste!! My favorite dishes included the green beans, brisket and chicken marbella...The salad with pomegranate and apples was amazing too!
Ok now that I am stuffed at this point...thats when they decide to bring out the desserts...I was ok with that though :)
Here is an overview of only about half of the desserts out on the island in my kitchen
- chocolate chip PB cookies, Brownies (made by yours truly)
- big fruit salad
- chocolate covered fruit
- apple cake
- apple pie
- peach cobbler
- chocolate cake
- this makes for a lovely, sweat sesh at the gym : )
I was wondering could this LOOK any more amazing??
HUGE fruit salad which was very pretty I felt bad taking it apart! but oh well i enjoyed it fully, especially the fresh mango and kiwi slices!
My grandmothers recipe for her famous apple cake! it is amazing and not too sweet at all, it would be a great breakfast bread! I will post the recipe
Last pic of the night is me and my Home gals, these are my best friends from High School, and yes of COURSE they wouldn't miss this night for the world...I was so happy : ) Oh thats me in the bottom right corner
WHAT A NIGHT!!!! it was so food filled and everyone really did their part to bring a memorable dish!