Dinner

Just ate round two of the Christmas dinner. I think the reason we cook so much at Christmas is so we don't have to cook again for 2 to 3 days! Feel far too stuffed to do anything today apart from aimlessly watch Mad Men. I went for a long walk through the town last night after midnight, it was quite eerie but calming, there were no cars or any activity anywhere!
I received some really lovely presents this year - a very beautiful LBD that looks like it came out of a gothic Alice novel (the obsession shows no sign of retreating) Thierry Mugler Alien, a book of Arthur Rackham illustrations, Coco Chanel's biography, and some great DVD's - Lagerfeld Confidential, Mad Men and The September Issue. More strange but nevertheless amusing was the gift of a large Dalek filled with bubble bath... aha!

So here is some of the spread for dinner/dessert, a lot of it is missing as the table was too small! Not pictured are pulla, piirakka, gingerbread and some more. My sister is a vegan so we didn't have much animal/meat related food this year. Pictured however is zucchini casserole with parmesan and chedder, ham, turkey with bacon and thyme stuffing, roast potatoes, turnip fritters, sour cream and lime and pineapple jello, beetroot mix, brussel sprouts with the requisite lashings of butter, dark chocolate brownies, Christmas cake with marzipan and icing, and (my favourite) a very sour lemon tart. Also, a pudding - only there for pyromaniac purposes, we set it on fire a few times!



14 comments

  1. yum..deserts look yummy..and I saw The September Issue and I think it is really good movie..I envy you Coco Chanel´s biography..

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  2. wow, a very rich festive table:]]

    are these dishes finnish? I'm curious because we have very old pagan traditions here in Lithuania, and therefore our Christmas table looks very distinctive...

    I feel bad eating too much during Christmas:( but what can you do when the eyes see so many yummy edible things in one place:D

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  3. wow.looks delicious !

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  4. Thank you to all!

    WowWowClouds ; Only the beetroot dish is traditionally Finnish! We have other side dishes that are more traditional, but they are not shown here. Half of my family is not Finnish, and we all have very particular tastes food-wise, so it is a big mix of cultures here!

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  5. Wow...they look so delicious! We only had 2 dishes at my house but there was only 3 of us so they were plenty to go around.

    I hope you have had a great X'mas!

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  6. yummy..
    :p

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  7. Nice dinner! =) I hope that you enjoy! Greetings

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  8. the food looks wonderful. hope you enjoy the rest of the season!

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  9. aaaaaah this food look so yummy!!! :P

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  11. WOW!!!! THE FOOD LOOKS DELICIOUS!!!! you're making me hungry!!

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  13. "3. 'Comfort' clothing - also known as Crocs, Uggs, tracksuits of all textures and tastes and tones, and the atrocity that are 'Snuggies' - a nightmare that I would have never dreamt of - alas, I was informed of their existence just a few minutes ago. Why is there such a need to be comfortable all of a sudden?"

    I relate to this post a lot. I never quite realized why people dress in tracksuits and sweaters, saying that's the way they feel "comfortable". I don't know if I'm different or something, but when I look polished and, from my point of view, "pretty", wearing decent clothes, that's when I feel comfortable. I seriously could not leave the house in a tracksuit, I would feel terrible everytime I looked at the mirror, and that's the farest thing from comfortable.

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