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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our Christmas In July Dinner!!!

We have just this last weekend had a Christmas in July dinner...and our daughter and her lovely little family were able to be here as well!!!


Little ornaments I made last year from Homespun magazine...pattern by Lenna Green of Little Green Cottage...


The menu came from Australian GoodFood magazine...


Velvety Pea & Lettuce Soup with Croutons garnished with deep fried Mint...


and a smaller bowl for the littlies...


Roast Root Vegetables with Thyme, Orange & Vinegar...
these are going into the oven...


Well and truly roasted!!!


Pistachio, Bacon & Sage Stuffed Turkey Breast...



 Green Beans with Lemony Breadcrumbs were made also!!!


And a really moist Tipsy Pear & Sultana Cake...




served with Brandy & Vanilla Custard...



One of the little decorations that were on the table...
This was a beautiful and tasty dinner...looks like Christmas in July is here to stay in this house...
JoJo just loves it!!!


Little faery having fun the next morning...


Talk about with it techo children...one has his Mum's iphone and the faery has her Mum's ipad!!!


And what to do with left over turkey...make spring rolls...these were a hit and I think I'll be making more spring rolls in the future...
Bon Appetit...Dzintra

21 comments:

Zuly said...

Holaaaaaa desde Costa Rica!
mmm qué delicia de comidas y yo con hambre!
Los Christmas ornaments están preciosos.
Muchas gracias por tu visita a mi blog...un abrazo,
Zuly Castillo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OK, this is a feast for an empty stomach to GROWL AT!!! THAT TURKEY BREAST IS DIVINE! Those roasted veggies are MINE! MINE I TELL YOU! I can eat a whole pan of those with a hunk of bread to sandwich them in!!! Dearest, what a feast. THANK YOU for inviting us!!!! BRAVO!!! Anita

Jenny said...

Oh well it looks like you truly had a feast Dzintra!! and I am sure a beautiful time with your family!!
That turkey does look yummmm!!!!!
Hugs to you
Jen xo

Rachaeldaisy said...

That all looks so yummy!! I love those carrots and the deep fried mint! You're so good at all the little details like the bon Bon lolly on the side of the desert and the white swirls in the soup. Cute decorations! And cute grandchildren!

Sue said...

What a wonderful meal and sharing it with family makes it even better. Yummo

Jeni said...

Just Beautiful as always Dzintra

Astrid said...

Happy Christmas in July! Yummy food, lovely ornaments and cute children!

Astrid said...

Happy Christmas in July! Yummy food, lovely ornaments and cute children!

RitaGri said...

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest! OH YEAH...that pan of veggies is up my ally, calling my name!!! I can stand to do without the bread too, but for other reasons! If I get my hands on a good baguette or boule, I can eat the whole thing! When I was in France, I was known to do that! Yikes.....but the only saving factor was all the walking I did so I was able to do it but here in the states, NO WAY! We just do not HAVE to walk every where like they do in France!!!

Have a splendid day my dear, Anita

Notjustnat said...

Dzintra, what a feast! Happy Christmas in July! You have done excellent job on the food, decoration and the guests are gorgeous too. That roast vegetable much be my all time favorite! Hugs Nat

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Everything looks so yummy...
The smile on your adorable gd is priceless...
Susan x

Terry said...

Wonderful Feast So glad your cooking and enjoying the family.
Deffinately Foodies at your place.
the fairy and side kick are georgeous.
Ours are coming to watch the Kiwi in Tri Nation this weekend. might try home made pizza. I have a g.f. base to try. We'll see...
haveagoodweekend. Terry

Natasha in Oz said...

What a yummy dinner! I was all set to host a Christmas in July dinner this year but then we were invited a Christmas in July party so I didn't have to organise a thing! Isn't it fun celebrating Christmas in Winter!

Take care and best wishes for a great weekend!
Natasha.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks delicious Dzintra! And great idea making the leftover turkey into spring rolls-always a favourite! :)

Margaret said...

Yuj seems to be the word of the post. So Yummy yummy yum, wish I had of been there , great photos. Happy mid Year to you and all the family.

Bev C said...

Happy Christmas In July Dzintra, love your meal. Especially the cake.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

rosie said...

All just sooo yummy Miss Dzintra... you are such a good cook..Hope you all had a wonderful day...

ria vogelzang said...

Oooohhh, it looks absolutely delicious, Dzintra!!
You are a really great cook!!
Lovely pictures of the G-kids!! :))
Love from Holland!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

we had this planned one year and saved some "egg nog"... the good kind... and my friends husband got into it. and he doesnt even drink...
ours was just an excuse for a party tho :)
yours looks awesome!
~laura xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest!!!!!!

Teeeheeee...I didn't get very far; it is like when I was five years old and attempted to run away...just to see the world, you know. I was ambling down to the corner of the street when I see my mum slowly walking to come take me back to the house. I DIDN'T GET VERY FAR and neither will I be getting far this summer! I thought I would take a break from blogging but I CANNOT! I just love y'all so much!

Soooooo....I will be back next week! THANK YOU FOR VISITING!!! Anita

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