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Mother would really set such a table with lovely silverware and tons of goodies. My Dad would manage the bar and regale family and friends with fascinating conversations.
There was the pleasant clink of glasses filled with drinks from the days of old like Martinis, Gimlets, Old Scotch... Drinks over the Rocks, Shaken or Stirred. For us children, there were
floating punch bowls, fresh squeezed orange juice, chocolate milk. Con'd Below »
Mother would really set such a table with lovely silverware and tons of goodies. Dad would manage the bar and regale family and friends with fascinating conversations. There was the pleasant clink of glasses filled with drinks from the days of old like Martinis, Gimlets, Old Scotch... Drinks over the Rocks, Shaken or Stirred. For us children, there were floating punch bowls, fresh squeezed orange juice, chocolate milk.
And the hors-d'oeuvres...
We kids would run around and play in the lovely carefree way that only kids seem to do with such happy abandon. Then, we'd be called to dinner to sit at the children's table. Sometimes, we would be allowed to sit at the adults' table as long as we maintained our best behavior.
It was such an honor to be considered big enough!
Everybody was warm and friendly... and then there were lots of candles and beautiful centerpieces. All the colors were Fall and Autumn - gold, russet, reds, yellow, oranges, rust and rich browns.
Mother would always seem to serve the following:
Interesting Note: These tiny, pearlescent Eggs of the Sea are often served quite salty; therefore you must use lots of Creme Fraiche, chopped egg and onion to compensate.
The most prized varieties of caviar are without any salty flavor whatsoever; instead, they are imbued with a rather a light rich, unctuous, buttery melt-in-your-mouth flavor and texture. Such caviar has the whisper of a fresh ocean breeze, just the merest, perfect sea flavor. Some varieties are slightly nutty, others, smooth, silky delicate.
Perhaps the addictive quality is due to the sweet salt aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Imagine the finest lobster or crab, and you will notice there is no fishy taste or smell. Such it is, with the finest caviar. Perhaps that is why the best caviars were the food of kings.
One of the most famous connoisseurs of caviar was Marilyn Monroe. It is rumored that she would live for days on a sole diet of vintage champagne and Beluga caviar. Golden caviar was very prized - it is very rare, almost nonexistent, now.
The Baluga whale is an all white,
beautiful creature with a sweet, mild temperament and gentle demeanor. He is not
the source of Baluga caviar. Rather, the source is the Baluga Sturgeon.
For a mere thousand or two dollars, you can purchase a lovely little (very little) selection of quality caviar samplings including Royal Ossetra, Royal Sevruga, Alverta, USA Royal Transmontanus and Royal Baerii.
With a lovely threepack of fine wine for five hundred dollars more, you can have a delectable holiday hors-d'oeuvre treat for under $3000.00. As for us, we'll pass this time, thank you very much. Budgetary constraints, you see...
Despite caviar's unique and exotic sea flavor, there are many other delicacies for mere pennies that truly compete for sheer pleasure and yummy deliciousness.
Mother's Cookie List
Eskimo Pies & Flaming Jubilee
During the holidays, all my relatives and family friends would join together with not one harsh word, not even a stern glance. There were hugs, and laughter, and bright conversation about happy and fun things. The adults were all smiling, hugging, warm to each other. If one child was a bit much, he or she would be immediately reprimanded gently, but firmly - no equivocation. Special effort was made so that for us, the children, the holidays were beautiful, and joyful. Filled with warmth, light, and love.
That is what I remember, most. Oh... and for Christmas.. the presents... but that's another story! : )
What an incredible Feast!
Guess what I'm going to do this Thanksgiving now that I'm doing it on my own with Friends?
We'll probably have Pizza and... maybe Fried Chicken and Tofurkey Sandwiches!
Is it the times? Oh... dollars don't go as far as they used to...
And now my friends are vegetarians! : )
But... I will always remember and love those early Thanksgiving experiences. Thank you Mother and Dad...
you gave us kids priceless memories.
Happy Thanksgiving, All!
It's just not the same... everybody's parents just don't do it the way when we were little. You know what? The past was so beautiful in many ways... but if you have light, love, laughter and all things uplifting, yummy and delicious, it's all you need. Big spread? Wondrous. Small Spread? Can be wondrous, too! YDLLLU: That's what's important. )
If I happen to become very rich, I might want to create a wonderful spread every holiday just like Mother's... at a children's home, or a shelter. Now wouldn't that be something so special? We'll just have to see.
Holidays are coming... Joy! The air grows brisk, the evenings lengthen. What's your best memories of holiday feasting?
We have some ideas to share... and also some great spreads from, say, Windsor Castle or Ghenghis Khan's holiday table.
Indeed! We will present ideas that will give you pause... something new every holiday that defies tradition.
Your call! Will you introduce a new goodie during a time of such reminiscence? Let's see...