Thursday, December 29, 2005
After a very loving, heartwarming and enjoyable week with family and friends, we are back in Los Angeles. We spent the week with my husband's family in North Carolina. My son and daughter also joined us making this an exceptional week.
I must admit it is nice sometimes to not have to be responsible for the menu planning and cooking. I ate and enjoyed. I regret that I didn't take many food related pitures so you'll just have to take my word for it that Christmas Day Dinner was fantastic. We had turkey, sweet potatoes with marshmellows, collard greens, dressing, gravy, sweet corn, baked salmon, dinner rolls, bread pudding and pound cake. Our Navy cook, T, sliced the turkey.
Moist and delicious after a night marinading.
The day after Christmas was spent at our cousin's home where we ate, drank and played many a round of Bid Whist. M and B did all the cooking and grilling.
Marinaded Grilled Beef
Grilled Chicken Wings
M's Holiday Cookies
Smoked Pork loin
Smoked Tuna Dip
We also had the pleasure of spending a day in Greensboro where dinner was a wild game treat of stewed rabbit and BBQ venison ribs. Now keep in mind that though the presentation and picture may not have come out fancy, this meal was lip smackin'.