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Old 12-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #71
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:33 AM   #72
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Of course! 2651 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT...we'll be rocking all night!
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:23 AM   #73
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I made a Brunch on Christmas day that was completely inspired from visual observation of photos here...mostly from the Food Art thread. I made all of these and they were easy, quick, and fun.

I humbly admit that my guests raved about the taste and presentation of all dishes and I'll be doing the exact same thing next year as requested.

1. Cheese-Mushroom-Sausage-RedPepper Strata
2. Feta-FreshSpinach-Pomegranate Salad
3. Kiwi-PinkGrapefruit-Orange-Pistachio fresh fruit Salad
4. Fresh Avocado Tree (yes I splurged on the star fruit
and put one star on each plate as well. I also sliced a beet
for the trunk and squared it off)
5. Aebleskivers and Morello Cherries
(both prepared from TraderJoes and excellent)
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:47 AM   #74
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Molly, I especially would be headed to tear apart your avocado christmas tree dish...*LOL...avocados are like suger cookies & pastries to me*...Plus, that spread look amazingly well put together too!! *hats off & curtsies to the visual "yumms"*

Our Christmas dinner tradition is going to eat at the Japanese restaurant w/the hibachi grills. Its like a show, &, the food gets cooked to your liking w/the chef right there. Lord knows that I make every other single bloody holiday meal myself, so...X-mas day, is my personal gift, &, I leave it up to the true professionals! PS- Goyza as an appetizer?? *sighs/gasps/dies with smile on my face* LOL :)
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:29 AM   #75
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I made a Brunch on Christmas day that was completely inspired from visual observation of photos here...mostly from the Food Art thread. I made all of these and they were easy, quick, and fun.

I humbly admit that my guests raved about the taste and presentation of all dishes and I'll be doing the exact same thing next year as requested.

1. Cheese-Mushroom-Sausage-RedPepper Strata
2. Feta-FreshSpinach-Pomegranate Salad
3. Kiwi-PinkGrapefruit-Orange-Pistachio fresh fruit Salad
4. Fresh Avocado Tree (yes I splurged on the star fruit
and put one star on each plate as well. I also sliced a beet
for the trunk and squared it off)
5. Aebleskivers and Morello Cherries
(both prepared from TraderJoes and excellent)
BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the colors! I Love TJ's stuff!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:21 AM   #76
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Thank you msmofet.

Uh oh, I just looked more closely at the photo up there of the avocado tree and see that they cut out a star shape from a yellow bellpepper.

Oh well, the star fruit I used was fun because none of us had never tasted it before. It wasn't easy to eat because there are tough sections inside the tiny fruit and the peeling is difficult to eat while the fruit itself is soft...just a conflict of textures...but the taste was mild, sweet, and delicious. Plus it's an awesome shape when sliced. The starfruit is probably only 50 cents more than a bell pepper so I would do the star fruit again...if available.

I had to search 3 grocery stores for it...
...found it at Kroger.
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Thank you msmofet.

Uh oh, I just looked more closely at the photo up there of the avocado tree and see that they cut out a star shape from a yellow bellpepper.

Oh well, the star fruit I used was fun because none of us had never tasted it before. It wasn't easy to eat because there are tough sections inside the tiny fruit and the peeling is difficult to eat while the fruit itself is soft...just a conflict of textures...but the taste was mild, sweet, and delicious. Plus it's an awesome shape when sliced. The starfruit is probably only 50 cents more than a bell pepper so I would do the star fruit again...if available.

I had to search 3 grocery stores for it...
...found it at Kroger.
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It still looks fantastic! Good job!
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Here were the homemade Pork tamales, refries and rice...it's all covered with cheese and definitely not artistic!'

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