This is entire new post I am trying to create...unfortunately I had technical difficulties since yesterday...cannot seem to comment, and now, the worst part of it is, I have written a new post right under the first photo, which is no longer there...the photo and the post got wiped out for some reason. When I put caption into a photo, it gets linked, but to where does it link to? That I don't know. I hear a click, and "poof"...it just disappears. I will just deal with this one photo now, and try to start all over!
For the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebration, we were invited to my son's best friend's house for dinner. They had a "feast"...literally! The hostess, Lisa, made this beautiful and delicious Bundt Noodle Kugel, and to my amazement, I have never made this in a bundt pan, like a dessert! I asked her where she got this new recipe...she simply said..."online"...at Epicurean. So here's the recipe. Honestly, this was the lightest, and perfect Noodle Kugel I have had...ever! Light, perfect, and yummy:DDD
Bundt Noodle Kugel ...recipe, from Epicurean
I'm going to the desserts first: Peter's twin brother Craig who is a Web Designer, designed the website for this gorgeous little cafe in Boca Raton Florida, called Ganache 316. He highly recommends the artistic nuvou dessert the pastry chef creates there...it is not only a work of "art"...but really delicious, and not to mention how elegant!
I'm starting with the dessert, working my way down!
|I photographed these artistic desserts, while still in the brown carton box...just could not wait!|
More selections...everybody taking a piece of "dessert heaven."
Their little dog Bailey, already sat himself down, as the Host of the dinner! He just did not want to move from this spot...so cute!
Not often do I get to be invited to a "showcase" of a home like this one, just had to take photos to blog about this gorgeous home which actually was a "model" home before they bought it! It is way, way out west of the turnpike, and the farther you go west, the more affordable homes like these, are...or are they?
In South Florida, its "location...location"...is what counts. As for me, I leave way up east, as you know...right "smack, dab" on the beach, where again, you actually pay for the "location"...regardless of the size of your home...in which case...I live in a "shoe box"...ha, ha... as long as I fit in that shoebox, its all right by me...to me, this is somewhat of a mansion!
Giving a little tour here...this is the living room...just look at the gorgeous leather sofa set!
If I didn't know any better, I think they were waiting for Yanni to play on the beautiful Baby Grand piano!
Peter, the host, actually designed and created this beautiful "breakfast nook"...benches, with leather covering, and same leather covering on the chairs, the base of the table, and designed the granite top, which is the same on the kitchen counters!
He is such a creative "designer."
Such a beautiful kitchen with the "state of the art" appliances, as well. A big pot of matzo ball soup on the stove... so delicious...made by Peter!
Peter, and my son Joe in the background...the swimming pool was also designed by Peter...so cozy, and relaxing!
I gotta tell you, this is my most favorite spot...the tiki hut, with tables and chairs under the hut...eating outside here would be a "sheer delight!"
...but dinner was served, promptly in the dining room. My chair is the empty one, next to my granddaughter, Sophia! She is going to be 10 at the end of this month, and no more "kiddie" table for her:D
My little granddaughter Mattia...on the other hand, did not mind the "kiddie" table. I would much rather have sat at this table, as well. I just love the coziness of tables with booths!
My contribution...The Brisket...have never made such a huge brisket before, 7.5lbs...cooked 1 day before, for 2 hrs. and sliced paper thin the next day, and save all the amazing juices to make the sauce, and heat up again.
This is the brisket, the day after. The secret to making a perfect brisket, is to let it cool down completely in the pan, remove from the pan and the juices, and slice them paper thin at an angle, with a sharp carving knife
...then strain the juice from all the vegetables, and thicken it with flour, put the meat back in, and bake for an additional 2 hrs. It was kept in a warm oven...on the above photo, is the way it was served
Here's another traditional holiday dish, made
by Peter's mom...Sweet and sour cabbage, with meatballs, a tomato sauce based cabbage, with brown sugar, and delicious tasty meatballs, baked in the oven!
So, here's a plateful of the end result...from left to right, Noodle Kugel, Spinach Souffle, Brisket, Roasted Asparagus,
In the top row...Sweet and Sour meatballs, and Turkey Breast!...That is what you call a FEAST, for all Seasons!
...and the winner of the Giveaway is...Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen
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