Hello Post-Christmas to all!
hope each of you had a fabulous Christmas. I know I did. This year my mom did it up right. And let’s just say, I overdid it with the desserts. If you follow me on Twitter, you would have read that I really almost had a panic attack at the amount I was baking. But, in the end, it made for a great spread and I left with no left-overs! Always a great sign.
All in all – I made 7 desserts (I cut it down from eight): cranberry and walnut shortbread, thumbprint cookies, homemade Pocky sticks, brownies, Mexican wedding cookies (aka Russian tea cakes), mini cheesecakes, and a delicious rum cake to boot!
The best rum cake I have ever tasted – and I promise you I’m critical with my cooking!
These are my all-time favorite go-to brownies.
I cannot believe that it took me this long to make these Mexican wedding cookies. This will not be my last time – let me tell ya!
Yes, I did use Halloween cupcake liners, but would you deny these treats for that reason?! I think not!
I used blackberry jam for these thumbprint cookies. My favorite!
And my MIL did it up right by bringing the classic Jalebi.
So, basically I caused a diabetic’s nightmare! 🙂
Not to fret, there was other food at dinner. First, some appeteasers with Indian puffs – puff pastry filled with ground beef:
and my mom’s infamous samosas:
The blurry picture doesn’t do it justice.
And the main course had fried rice, beef/chicken kabobs, raita, salad, green beans, and even a pasta casserole my dad whipped up last-minute that was a hit!
In addition to this fabulous food, the night itself was fantastic. I have a great family and I was truly blessed that Christmas 2010 included ALL of them!
In addition to my family, I am extremely thankful for you, my blog readers. I have only been doing this a short time, but the people I have ‘virtually met’ have been absolutely short of wonderful. I love the positive energy that everyone exudes and I have to say that it has changed my life. So, thank you from the bottom of my happy holiday heart!