Christmas 2001: Christmas Eve
We visited Dad in the hospital...
He was so happy to hear he's going to get out Christmas day!
I've stayed in hotels that weren't as nice as Dad's hospital room...
Now We Prepare the Christmas Eve Feast!
It's Momma Meatballs!
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble...
Helen, my Russian sister-in-law, making her awesome Pelmyni sauce. See that whole head of garlic that's been peeled?
Now it's Time to Eat!
The Full Spread!
Christmas Eve Menu
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Russian Pelmyni w/ Sour Cream
Fromages.com Cheese Board by Chef Joel Robuchon:
Vacherin du Haut Doubs - Mont d'Or
Bonde de Gatine
Bleu des Causses
Brie de Meaux
Fruit Tray : Pears, Grapes, & Melon
Relish Tray of Kalmata Olives, Spanish Olives, & Pepperoncini
Handmade Butter Cookies
Russian Christmas Cake
See's Nuts & Chews Chocolate Candy
Bollinger Special Cuveé Champagne
Let's Go Around the Buffet and See What's There!
The Cheese Board from Fromages.com was spectacular! I've never had better Brie...
Served with an array of fruit and gourmet crackers...
In the warm food category, my mother's sweet and sour meatballs are fabulous!
Helen's Russian Pelmyni dumplings with an indescribably potent garlic, onion, and sour cream dipping sauce.
I love my Russian sister-in-law!
The veggie and fruit end of the spectrum...
Champagne, and a bottle of d'Yquem we didn't make it to...
A wee drop of the Nog, anyone?
A Russian Christmas Tree Cake. Very tasty!
Did I mention I love my Russian sister-in-law? Yummy!
Somebody worked hard hand decorating butter cookies!
The Master will pour champagne, and then you can all eat!And on to Christmas Day...
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