Like I said in my last post, Christmas week was ccaaarraaaaaaazzzyyyyy!
Here’s what PB and I did:
….at my dad’s house
…morning at my dad’s house
…early afternoon at Auntie Daniela’s
….drove down to Philly
—evening at Auntie Maria’s
Day After Christmas
—alll day and night at his mom’s house
Day After Day After Christmas (Saturday)
…lunch at Amy & Nick’s
…Appetizers at PB’s dad’s house
…dinner with his cousins and aunt and uncle for his cousin’s 18th birthday
…stopped by his mom’s
…then all day at Auntie Tanya’s
…I flew home to Rhodey
I am not even joking!!!! It was an insane, holiday-filled weekend!!!!! While we are both exhausted, every visit was sooo worth it. It is not very often than everyone can get together you know!
So you are all only getting two recaps. One of Christmas Eve since I kind of hosted at my dad’s house (more on that later), and one of Christmas gifts/ring shots!
We had about 25 people over which is really small for us, but it was a blast!!! The final menu ended up being:
-Mozzarella and Tomato salad with fresh basil
-Hummus and lebneh with carrots, peppers, and pita for dipping
-Assorted cheeses and crackers
-Roast with a Bernaise sauce (made by Auntie Daniela)
-Nonna’s Lasagna (made by Auntie Daniela)
-Mom’s zucchini (made by me)
-Mom’s mushrooms (made by me)
-Mom’s champagne risotto (made by me, with Auntie’s help)
-Vegetarian stuffed grape leaves (made by Raz and help)
-Meat and rice stuffed grape leaves (made by Auntie Ruthie)
-Pita and french bread
-Pomegranate walnut salad (made by me)
-Dad’s Arabic Salad (tomatoes/cucumbers/onions) (made by Dad)
And lots of desserts and drinks…including a huge fruit salad made by Raz and I, Pastiche Desserts, Godiva chocolates… and more!
Included in the picture recap… the appetizer table.. where we kept the desserts while dinner was being eaten (to remember for next year)… the dinner parts.. me making champagne risotto.. the desserts…
Here it is:
THAT is Christmas Eve, RhodeyGirl Style.
Now that that marathon post is done, I will be back tomorrow with even more pics, but of people this time!!!!!