My 2009 Holiday Dinners and Feasts

Happy New Year!

So due to sleeping in and it being a holiday I didn’t really update the blog this morning. I didn’t know what to post and I wanted it to be a little different. So if you’ve been following my tweets I’ve had 8 or 9 Christmas/Holiday dinners this year. Unfortunately I didn’t get pics of all of them, but I did get a few. Just wanted to show you what I’ve been eating.

Some of the holiday meals were home cooked and some were dine outs. I don’t review anything that is homemade by friends or family… because I still want to be invited for dinners! =p But to satisfy your curiosity everything was delicious and I’m so lucky to have friends and family who can cook.

Vancouver Food Blogger dinner at The Irish Heather

Duck leg with Mushroom & Foie Gras Jus

Duck leg with Mushroom & Foie Gras Jus

Christmas Crab Cake Dinner with my best friend.

We love cooking, we love eating, we love food!
The dips we made for our crab cakes:
1) Pesto Cream sauce
2) Sweet Thai Chili with Edamame
3) Curry Pineapple Chutney with Coconut

Pesto Cream Sauce, Sweet Thai Chili with Edamame, & Curry Pineapple Chutney with Coconut

The crab cakes we made.
The only ingredient we prepared was crab meat… everything else was rummaging around my kitchen and working with what we have.

Crab cake 1: Tropical East! Coconut Curry crab cake crusted with cashews, coconut, and coconut rice crackers. Served with curry pineapple chutney.
Crab cake 2: Asian style! Sweet Thai Chili crab cake crusted with peanuts and honey glazed sesame cashews. Topped with Sweet Thai Chili edamame beans.
Crab cake 3: Mediterranean style! Pesto and caper crab cakes with Pesto cream sauce.

Dessert after crab cakes was Egg Nog Cupcakes!… and Mochis! You can eat those whenever!

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve dinner at Kirin – Peking Duck.

Christmas Dinner with The Executives

My appetizer. My own creation: Christmas all wrapped up! It was shredded turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mushrooms, purple potatoes wrapped up in filo. Served on home made cranberry sauce.

My friend’s drunken risotto made with 2 bottles of Merlot! It also had Italian sausage, onions and spinach. Yum!

Sweet potato mash with toasted marshmallow bake..this was out “vegetable” dish.

Christmas dinner potluck with 6 friends. Sweet potato mash with toasted marshmallow bake, mac n’ cheese 1, mac n’ cheese with bacon 2, drunken risotto, and honey Dijon glazed ham.

Dessert from Kreation Artisan Cake.

New Years Eve Dinner at The Marriott Hotel

My New Year’s Eve 2009 dinner at The Marriott hotel in Vancouver. Charred asparagus with papaya vinaigrette, steamed veggies, roast beef, roast chicken breast, wild mushroom and pearl onion ragout, ravioli with olives, artichokes, baby shrimp and radicchio, roast potatoes etc. etc.

11 Comments

  • Daniel S. says:

    Everything looks so delicious! You certainly ate well over the holidays! The crab cakes and the sauces you made look very good, especially the honey glazed cashews. Your creation of that turkey and filo dough looks fantastic, nice work! Eggnog cupcake, yum. Can you believe I've never had one like that? And that dessert plate from Kreation is impressive…looking forward to the review on those. Hey nice dress in the first pic too =). Hope you have a great 2010 of good eats!

  • Follow Me Foodie says:

    Thanks for all the comments and compliments Daniel! The photo is from NYE…thank god it gave me some stomach room…so much food that night I was going to burst. I was digesting with chocolate covered strawberries…fruit right?!

    and I'm soo surprised you've never had an eggnog cupcake…you're in LA, you guys get EVERYTHING X1000!

    Happy New Year!

  • nicole says:

    omggg crabcakes and dip look soooo gooodd!!!

    I now have peking duck cravings UGH, i haven't had it in so long!!!

    that sweet potato/marshmallow dish looks so cute with the mini marshmallows!

    those egg nog cupcakes look SO GOOD! I love mochi.

    AND HELLO GORGEOUS! love the pic Mijune! are you sure your blog shouldn't be called followmeHOTTIE? HAHAHAHAHAHA

    c'mon, you laughed!

  • Follow Me Foodie says:

    lol no i did laugh…you're hilarious! But that pic was taken on NYE…so it doesn't count…and speak for yourself!…actually you don't have to…just go read all the comments people write on your blog!!

    Everyone reading check out Nicole at http://www.lamodedujour.com and see what I'm talking about! 😉

  • nicole says:

    OH MAN you did NOT just promote my blog on your blog hahahah there's like zero relevance except that I visit your blog everyday only to waken the hungry beast that lives in my tummy.

    NYE whatever, it still counts!! NO! YOU SHUSH!! HAHAHAHAHAH

    I love your dress! was it a strapless dress? It looks purple and gold? so pretty!

  • Follow Me Foodie says:

    omg I just realized i wrote your website wrong…www.lemodedujour.com and you didn't correct me!! You had to have noticed! Well now I promoted you twice lol…I blog food, you blog fashion..they both start with f!

    Btw I want to show you the dress..it's on FB, but I can't find you! Stalk me!

  • nicole says:

    hahaha NOT correcting you was the point!!! =P

    Ah fashion and food, two of my favourite loves and yes they both start with an F – it's meant to be!

    ok I'll try to find you on there!

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