Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let It Snow . . .


It's been a lovely holiday weekend. I even managed to pull off my part of Christmas dinner without a working oven.

Santa knows what I like.
And I received my second Ingredient of the Month Club installment from my dear sister.

And then it snowed.


Beautiful to look at. But driving on snow and ice over Jellico Pass, not so much. So I'm holed up for an extra day and will head home tomorrow. Meanwhile, wherever you are, I hope you're safe and warm.

10 comments:

Boulder Locavore said...

This looks so warm and inviting! We are snow-less and it feels so weird! Really miss holing up after a storm. What a great gift from your sis! I'm intrigued about the club and exotic nature of the products! Love non-mainstream things like that. Stay warm!

chickory said...

pretty table, lovely anitpasti, and an apple tart? cracklin' fireplace and elk sausage. its a 10 in my book. glad you had a great Christmas, please be careful driving in the snow.

moi said...

Hey, I see some chiles from my part of the world! Those sausages are the BEST. Enjoy them and I hope you're traveling safely.

Troll said...

looks tasty. Is "Knives at Dawn" any good? I'm interested in entering B'ocuse D'whatzacallit.

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Boulder Locavore, kind of crazy that so many of us are experiencing record snowfalls while you're sans snow in CO, isn't it? This "Ingredient of the Month Club" is of my dear sister's own devising, and I can't wait to see how it unfolds. The game sausages are from South Dakota, where she found lots of great local food on vacation and carried them with her when she visiting the rest of the family.

Chickory, so glad you stopped by! No, not an apple tart. Milk-braised pork from a recipe Java Junkie was kind enough to share with me. More to come.

Moi, I was overjoyed to find those Hatch chiles in my stocking. My mom had no idea when she picked them up how special they are. I've never seen them canned before. Will Treat Them With Respect as I decide what to do with them.

Troll, a merry holiday to you, and thanks for stopping by! I'm only 37 pages into "Knives at Dawn" so far, but I'm finding it a good read. I'm a sucker for behind-the-scenes/aspirational stuff, so put it on my list for Santa. Do tell about your Bocuse D'whatzamacallit aspirations :)

Kristen said...

What a treat those sausages are. I can just imagine how much you will enjoy eating them. How fun of your sister to create the ingredient of the month club. I am sure you will have a ball with it. I hope you were able to get home safely. Snow is no fun over mountain passes.

MakingSpace said...

Wow, gorgeous food, gorgeous snow.

I felt a bit of a chill here today, I was compelled to close a couple of windows and consider a t-shirt over my tank...

Velva said...

Looks like you made out really nice for Christmas. the sausages, no doubt are going to be awesome. Very lean too.

Stay warm. Stay safe.

Happy New Year!
Velva

Buzz Kill said...

The grilled vegetables look really good and you call that little dusting snow? bwahahaha The wind blew that much snow into the back of my truck. I didn't know you could get sausage like that. I'll have to look for it.

I made an Italian Tiella (basically a grilled vegetable layered pie in a spring form pan) for Christmas Eve dinner. It was ehhh. A little oily. I was looking for a vegetable side dish to go with my sister's lasagna and to commemorate my other sister's trip to the Abruzzo region of Italy last month. I was hoping for a new Christmas traditional dish but I'll need to keep looking.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

My gosh, you did get a lot of snow. What a nice white Christmas.
Sam