Monday, December 29, 2014

My Holiday Table Blog Hop

Today is the Holiday Table blog hop, where we see what everyone eats for the holidays. And I like food so I signed up.




I'm showing our Christmas Eve meal, since it's the best one of the year, I think.

We start off with clam chowder around noon (stoopid me forgot to take a picture of this because I was just sooooo hungry. But believe me when I tell you it's good)

A few hours later the poté needs to be made.




Poté is a family dish we make. It's French in origin and you fill a pot with bread dough and then stuff that bread dough with browned meat (traditionally rabbit, but we use pork and chicken). Some of the meat ends up all embedded in the gooey bread when it's done cooking. (those are the best pieces).

Besides poté for dinner we also have snow crab legs. YUM. Then we'll have sides that vary each year, depending on our mood (except for olives. We always have olives. Pitted if we can find them). This year it was corn.



Then, after dinner we'll take a break (usually in the hot tub) and dessert this year was my dad's crème brulee.



And that's my holiday spread!
 

9 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I think I'm going to find myself in Minnesota next year. LOL.

Pote sounds fascinating and definitely something the husband would like. If you have a recipe, can you send it to me? I'd love to try it.

Beautiful spread. Did the dogs get anything special for Christmas dinner? :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm going to look up the recipe for Pote and try it.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Wow, napkin rings, too! Way cool.

Darke Conteur said...

Wow, what yummy and interesting dinner! I love crab legs, but I hate fighting with them.

Mike Keyton said...

Pote sounds fantastic as does the rest of the meal, Sarah. I'll google pote for the recipe!

Diane Carlisle said...

I should not be checking out these photos when it's so close to lunchtime. Looks so scrumptious! :D

Hart Johnson said...

Ohmygawd... That pote looks amazing and crab legs are my VERY favorite. I am totally joining you next year.

Rebekah Loper said...

Oh my goodness... can I have the pote recipe too? I'm always looking for new recipes to try, and I think that's something hubby would love.

Olives are a staple for almost every holiday meal with my family too, lol. Though most of us prefer black to green. Although I myself am a sucker for kalamata olives.

Rena said...

Oh, the Pote! It looks incredible! I know I mentioned it last year, but it still looks ah-ma-zing!

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