Friday, December 30, 2011

December, 30th 2011. Evening

I am glad to rest with a glass of red wine,  a toasted bread topped with a bruschetta and listen to a  cracking logs  in a fireplace...after about 10 hours of work to prepare best meals of the year. 

Here is a list of already made dishes:

1. Spiced carrots - next year is a year of Dragon. My mom said that we need more spicy-hot food to please the Dragon. Well, who could argue with mom!
2. Traditional European salad Olivie.
3. Layered Herring Salad - for good luck.
4. Texas Caviar (from black eyed peas) - symbolic of money.
5. Sauerkraut - more cabbage on your plate bigger the fortune next year! :)
6. Cake

Cake in progress...

Tomorrow we will make a  grape leaves stuffed with corn-amaranth-mushroom filling; baked fish; roasted chicken with a spicy rub. Also I will make a kale salad with a kumquats, a kiwi, and a red pepper. I tested this salad today - all was gone in seconds. I will post the recipe on the next Kale Tuesday.

I hope the Dragon will be happy and will bring good health, good luck, and prosperity to everyone.

Happy New Year!

Until Next Year,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian


  1. I see some great and not so conventional recipes! It all looks amazing. Great job, Marina :)

  2. Everything looks delicious, but that salad....WOW! It's absolutely stunning! I'm a huge fan of bruschetta - after living in Sicily, I can't get enough of the stuff!

  3. Thank you my friends for your comments!


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