Time to Eat Polish and Indian Holiday Food!

Yesterday was another crazy day of the holiday season, which meant I got to each traditional Polish and Indian holiday food!!

I love walking into beautiful table settings!

For lunch several ladies with the Spouses club that I am involved in had lunch at the GREAT restaurant NUVO here in town.  They cooked for us a tradition Polish Christmas meal.  Carp is the main meal here in Poland for Christmas and to me it sounded nasty!  Growing up we never ate that fish.  Carp always went back into the water if we caught it when we were fishing.  But I thought I would at least try one bite of it.  Well, once you get past the bones in it, it was really good! The whole meal was GREAT! We then did a white elephant ornament exchange among each other.  Well European ladies are much more calmer than us Americans.  No one wanted to take each other ornaments.  I felt bed because I was the only one that did!!

Appetizers – Borscht with a mince meat pie.

Main course – carp, perogies, bigos. YUMMY!!!!

Once the food started arriving it was amazing how quite it got!

Here is the ornament that I got. I love this Santa, this was made at the Sopel Factory that I blogged about the other day.

Here is the back of the box the ornament was in? I loved shopping at Dillard’s in the US!!! I went to their website to see what they had. They have very similar ones that are about triple the price we pay here in Poland! OUCH!!

My friend, Rachael showing her new ornament!

Dessert time – apple tart. Double YUM!

Then when it was dinner time, we had our good friend Jasmin, come over.  Her parents are in town visiting from Denmark.  Her parents originally are from India and Sri Lanka so they have never had American food before.  So her mother wanted to cook a traditional Hindu meal for us, so she brought over Buriyani and I cooked for them American deserts, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies.  At first it looked like just chicken fried rice but then she pulled out this onion & eggplant sauce to put on top.  Then you top that off with a hard-boiled egg.   Well this sauce was good but spicy!  The sad part is that her mother made it in a mild form, so I would hate to see what the real version is like!

One word – AMAZING!!!

Yesterday was a neat day to try all sorts of new food.  Now I officially have 2 more recipes that are going to be added to my cooking collection!

What is your favorite foreign food to eat?  Mine, sweet and sour chicken!!

 

love kelley
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4 Responses to Time to Eat Polish and Indian Holiday Food!

  1. betty says:

    All the food looked delicious!! I like the ornament you got in the exchange!

    betty
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  2. Lindsey says:

    That food looks delicious! New follower from the blog hop. I had to come follow your blog since my family is originally from Poland. :)

    Lindsey from babiesbooksandbeyond.com
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