Category Archives: Holidays

Hoppin’ John and collard greens. 1/1/21

Happy New Year’s Day! We are starting off this new year with a traditional southern U.S. menu meant to bring good luck and financial security. Black eyed peas are found in many cultures as a good luck harbinger and collard … Continue reading

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Fancy scallops dinner. 12/31/20

Last post, last dinner of 2020! I am hoping for a healthy, happier 2021. Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror deserves a festive dinner so John and I recreated our favorite from the now defunct Oak City Grill. Scallops always … Continue reading

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Christmas Day eats. 12/25/20

Our Christmas Day starts out with our traditional breakfast, bagels and lox, capers, red onion, and cream cheese. This is washed down with a Schneider’s Brewery Tap 7 Hefeweizen. Having beer for breakfast is probably not what most people do … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve hors d’oeuvres. 12/24/20

Usually we have a big family party on Christmas Eve but 2020 is not usual. So we scaled everything down to accommodate three people rather than ten. I made the chicken liver pâté. Our daughter has a food blog and … Continue reading

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Hanukkah greetings. 12/10/20

John, who is the Jewish member of our family, always makes potato latkes on the first night of Hanukkah. He takes our electric wok out on the patio and heats up the oil and fries his potato latkes. They are … Continue reading

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Sushi and coffee cake. 12/8/20

Weird combination for dinner no doubt. Tuesday was my birthday and the eating went all askew. I was supposed to be having a drinks and munch Zoom with my sisters but neither of them showed up with a drink or … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving feast! 11/26/20

Although we were just three people (our household), we had a lovely Thanksgiving full of all the foods we like best. Of course, not having eaten rich foods for over a year, dining royally meant that I felt sick all … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah dinner. 9/19/20

Note: Eek, I wrote this post on Saturday and then forgot to post it! Sorry. Although we are not religious, we still like to celebrate the holidays of both our faiths. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and begins … Continue reading

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Anniversary scallops! 7/17/20

Since it is our anniversary we are having a special dinner. Usually we try to dine out at some fabulous restaurant for our special occasion. But not this year. So we made our favorite dinner which is panko breaded, deep-fried … Continue reading

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🐑 Rack of lamb, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. 4/8/20

We had a delicious Passover dinner with a rack of lamb that John sous vide and then finished on the grill, buttery mashed potatoes, and asparagus. It was a very springtime menu. We threw the diet out the window for … Continue reading

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