Thursday, December 08, 2016

BLOGMAS 2016 - Day 8 {

Hello friends, I'm so sorry this post is going up so late today, but it's been one of *THOSE* days.

I'm so glad it's the end of the day and bedtime is but 3 hours away for me, I'm so ready to be done with this day.  It's nothing specific, but it's so cold here, I'm not feeling too good and the puppy is driving me absolutely insane.  Love him, but good grief!!!

Anyway, let's get going with our prompt for today which is all about our favorite family recipes. 

I don't think there is one single recipe that is a favorite or that needs to be made, it's more a combination of certain things that we always had for Christmas Eve.  I'm going to show you them below, and these really are the things you will see on our table at Christmas.

Pasteis de Nata - Custard Tarts

Rissois de Camarao - Prawn Cakes

Salted Cod Fritters

Roasted Chestnuts

Bolo Rei - King's Cake


Tronco de Natal - Yule Log Cake

Bacalhau Cozido - Boiled Cod, Carrots, Potatoes, Kale and Egg drizzled with olive oil

There are so many other small little things we have on the table, but these are usually the most common that you'll see on a typical Portuguese Christmas table.


Day 1 - The Christmas Tag
Day 2 - Christmas Movies on the Must Watch List
Day 3 - Christmas Wishlist
Day 4 - Christmas Playlist
Day 5 - Pictures and Memories of Christmas Past
Day 6 - Pot Simmer Recipes
Day 7 - Cookies to be Baked (can be a recipe you make every year, or some you want to try)
Day 8 - Favorite Family Christmas Recipe
Day 9 - How do you decorate?
Day 10 - Real Tree or Artificial Tree
Day 11 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Day 12 - Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas?
Day 13 - Christmas Cards (do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
Day 16 - Winter Tag
Day 17 - Christmas Wishes
Day 18 - Homemade or Store Bought (What are you giving this year)
Day 19 - Recap of Christmas 2015 in pictures
Day 20 -  Christmas Decorations Reveal (show us your tree, your home decor, your mantle, anything you want)
Day 21 - Holiday Family Traditions
Day 22 - Preparing for the big day (show us your wrapping skills, are you making lists, getting the house ready for guests?)
Day 23 - Post whatever you wish
Day 24 - Christmas Eve (Are you opening presents tonight, is this your big celebration, what are you doing)


Lulu said...

oh man haven't eaten a pastel de nata in years and years...

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Wow -you have the coolest, more exotic dishes for the holidays! Fascinating to me!! Love it and thanks for sharing Sandra. xoxo

PS: Feel better soon and hang in there with Marley! ;)

threesidesofcrazy said...

Oh my, these look delicious! LMBO at your comment about "needing" to be made.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I think I gained ten pounds looking at those! I wish I could do a lot of baking and cooking like I used to. I remember one time spending a whole day making a chinese meal. Made so much we invited a friend over to help eat it.