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Feastgivings

We had a feast and Secret Santa exchange on ‘I’ week.  The menu was as follows:

Tina made the sweet dessert of Iced Island Rum Cake.

Cat made Irish Soda Bread.  We were too hungry to wait for the meal, so it made appetizer status.

Meg slaved over the stove for a delicious Italian minestrone.

Let’s take a look into her pot.


I made the Italian pantanella.  I made it with cubed Italian bread, diced tomatoes, red onion, English cucumber, and cannelini beans.  Tossed it with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with salt and pepper.  Top with basil just before serving.  The bread was a bit soggy; I should have toasted it first.  Oh well!

Doug made polenta.  This was quite a hit.  Cat could not control herself around this!

Doug savoring his meal.  Mmmm…..



Graeme made butternut squash ravioli with a sage butter sauce.  Holy moly was that delicious.  So delicious, in fact, that I forgot to take pictures.

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Going for the G

The thought process behind the letter G was strenuous.  Should we have Greek or grape leaves?  Gouda, gorgonzola, or gruyere cheese?  Goat and guinea pig were definitely off the list.  So we settled for this delicious spread:

Greek Salad: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_greek_salad/

Grape Leaves, Stuffed from Epicurious.  Chef’s note: this recipe may seem deceptively simple.  It is easy to make, but time consuming unless you recruit an assembly team.

Gruyere Macaroni and Cheese

Green Bean Casserole

Gazpacho Soup

Ginger Cookies with chocolate chips:

And to top it all off, Gelato.   This was not home made, but bought from our local gelato place. The flavors were Italian egg nog, pumpkin, and chocolate.

As always, we overate and unbuttoned our pants before saying our good byes.

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This week’s theme was Harry Potter.

The menu:

asparagus soup

sweet potato soup

fried tomatoes

“Meat” pie

BBQ Seitan sandwiches

fruitcake

every flavor jelly beans

carrotcake

potions

Tuck is jealous:

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