Christmas Dinner 2022! We had such a great time celebrating Christmas! As long as we are together, healthy and happy, it’s a special occasion for me! Especially when Joshua comes home, we are all so happy to see him!
HOW I CREATE THESE HOLIDAY TABLES
The whole process takes me about 3 to 4 days:
A day of planning, a day of decorating, and two whole days of cooking.
Two refrigerators (one from previous owners in the garage) and a double oven make it all possible. Not sure if I were able to accomplish it in a small apartment with a small fridge.
It took me 3 days to create this Christmas table.
My Father-in-law made a joke many years ago: “I will rest in the coffin!”. It stuck with me.
While I have the energy, I like being productive and bringing joy to the people that I love!
Watch the video below. Click on the small square in the right corner to see it in full size on your phone!
Christmas Menu 2022
How to make Delicious Salad Olivier
- 2 pounds potatoes, boiled, peeled, and finely diced
- 3 eggs, hard-boiled, finely diced
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 small dill pickles, finely diced
- 1 cup canned peas or frozen peas
- carrots (optional)
- dill, minced
- Salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients, and add more or less of the ingredients to taste. Enjoy!
Seledka is a well-known marinated Herring Fillets throughout the Slavic culture.
Soviet Era delicacy that is always served on Holidays!
We bought seledka/herrings at the local Euro Deli store, and I boiled young potatoes and served them with butter/oil, garlic, and dill.
Another Soviet Era favorite.
Bread + Butter + Caviar = Delicious!
Salmon Red Caviar we buy at the local European store.
This is the brand that we like and normally buy. You can buy it on Amazon as well.
Once we discovered these Spanokopita cheese and spinach in phyllo pastries at Costco, I decided not to make my own again. These are just perfect, and I keep buying them once we run out.
Great to have in the freezer just in case you have company over. They are best prepared just before serving when they are hot and crispy. They take almost no time to bake, so it’s not a problem.
- French baguette, cut into slices
- good quality olive oil
- tomatoes, chopped
- garlic clove, minced
- cooked crispy bacon chopped
- cheddar cheese or any you have on hand
Preheat the oven to 400°
Brush slices with olive oil, and top with chopped tomatoes, garlic, bacon, and cheese.
Bake until the cheese is melted and browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE BLUE CRAB SPREAD MUSHROOMS
- Blue Crab Spread or you can make your own by mixing crab meat with mayo or cream cheese
- Italian Style Panko breadcrumbs (optional). Leave out for low-carb mushrooms.
- Cheddar cheese or any you have on hand
Wipe mushrooms clean with damp paper towel. Remove stems and scoop out gills. Discard.
Stuff each mushroom cap generously with the blue crab spread.
Sprinkle with Italian-style panko breadcrumbs.
Top with cheese.
Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges become golden