Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Dinner Party

We went to our friend's house in San Francisco for Christmas dinner. We had such a great time....we drank, ate, chatted and laughed a lot. I took some silly pictures but Steven and Dennis made me promise not to upload to my blog so I am being nice here.
Steven is thinking"Gosh, their tree is huge. It makes ours look like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.."
We played a game and exchanged presents. ゲームをしたりプレゼント交換をしたり。
Ziggy is saying"Where is MY present?"

Allyson decorated the table wonderfully. Oh, is my cheese cake helping her decoration?
Her cooking is always amazing and it was true tonight, too. The main dish was Pancetta and Herb Roasted Pork with Fig Jam. The meat was marinated with oil and herbs overnight so it was juicy and tender! 彼女のお料理はいつも驚きの素晴らしさなのだけど今夜も同じく。メインはパンチェッタを巻いたハーブ漬けのローストポーク+イチジクのジャム。一晩オイルとハーブにつけてあったのでお肉はやわらかくジューシー。

Potato gratin and roasted veggies were GREAT, too. Preparing these dishes must have taken long time including planning time. Thank you very much, Allyson and her family!ポテトのグラタンと野菜のローストもおいしかった!これを全部準備するのにはプランニングも含め長い時間がかかってるだろうなあ。Allysonとファミリーにありがとう!
Here are my contributions to her table. From the top left, Vinegarated cauliflower+shrimp+tomato+cucumber salad, prosciutto+melon and salmon+sour cream and chive sauce on crackers, mixed berries and mango cheese cake and French chocolate bark. Glad they liked them. 私のもって行ったものは下の4品。左上から、海老、カリフラワー、トマト、きゅうりの酢のものサラダ。プロシュート+メロン、サーモン+サワークリームとチャイブソースをクラッカーに乗せて。ベリー類とマンゴーのチーズケーキ、そして例のチョコレート。みんなおいしく食べてもらえてよかったよ。

We watched Tropic Thunder after dinner and laughed so hard even it was second time for us to watch. What a great Christmas day! 食後にTropic Thunder(史上最低の作戦)をみて大笑い。私達は一度見ているのだけどそれでもおかしかった。とても楽しいクリスマスでした。

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