after 2 months of grey, foggy days....the past few days have been quite a nice break!
we actually got to see some blue and some sun....both were much appreciated!
our Christmas was quiet....we actually don't celebrate Christmas in the traditional manner.
we don't put up a tree to decorate because look at how decorated the trees already are!
but we celebrated a nice, quiet couple of days together.....jambaloney even worked on his contract on Christmas day!!!! we ate like mad fools....nothing new there - we always do!
when we get sad that it's winter we bust out the thai spring rolls and carrot ginger dressing for the salad. with sprouts and mandarines and a dipping sauce so spicy it would make my NM bestie, who's also named Spicy, blush - bahahahahah!
that was a good one, i gotta admit it. more carrot ginger dressing, more sprouts and leftover vermicelli created this lovely salad to go along with BLT's....
we like daily salads with a mix of everything in the fridge....
we love veggies and fruits and we aren't afraid to say it!
but sometimes the greek ancestors come calling and they want some lamb.
followed up the next day with another daily, this time greek-ish inspired, salad.
the remainder of the lamb was turned into one of the best lamb stews we've ever eaten!
and you simply can't say "holiday" or "merry christmas" without holiday/christmassy sushi - you just can't!
jambaloney is getting really good at rolling the sushi! and that kimchi is at least 3 months old and it sure tasted like it!
Christmas Dinner is something that we actually do celebrate - this year with a lovely stuffed duck!
here's some Christmas love on a plate:
duck with a red wine gravy, from-scratch cranberry/ginger/pear/rosemary and thyme sauce, roasted baby potatoes in duck fat, brussel sprouts with bacon, beans/peas/and asparagus in butter, mashed carrot and turnip with maple syrup and homemade savoury stuffing with mushroom, giblets and celery. we've been stuffed for days! and eating lots of delicious leftovers!
that poor man of mine has been wanting curry for over a week.
no worries - shrimp pasanda to the rescue. made from scratch with onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder, curry powder, cayenne, ground coriander, tomatoes, coconut milk and coconut oil. there is still some of the sauce left so i think we might be tossing the leftover duck in it.
we hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you got to spend it with family and friends, if that's what you wanted. we went to the Lobster's 'R Us Christmas party 2 weeks ago and had a blast meeting up with friends old and new. we are looking very much forward to the new year and all that it will bring with it. we are happy and healthy and 2017 is brimming with promise.
we hope that 2017 will bring wonderful things to all of you.
lots of love,
jambaloney and kymber