Blogmas In January? - days 12 through 16
Let's continue with Blogmas in January. Well, if you were living in Russia, you'd be celebrating Christmas in January, actually. At least there's that, i suppose.
Once again I'll batch a few days together, mostly because i failed to post it in December, as I mentioned in the previous post.
On the 12th day, we were expected to mention or make a list of our favorite Christmas movies.
Just like with seasonal music or the wreath, I'm not a fan of such movies.
I can't remember if we watched any movie in December. I did watch Star Trek The Next Generation. And yes, I'm more of a Trekkie, and definitely not a fan of Star Wars, sorry. :( Currently, I'm watching the Deep Space Nine series.
On this day, we once again had the opportunity to earn a premium or business paid account for our blog or site.
This time I participated and ....
I actually won!!!! YAAAAAY!!!!! I'm really happy about it! :D
Nothing more to talk about for this day.
Today's challenge was related to the food we planned for Christmas. If you remember from last year, i may have mentioned we usually have traditional foods we eat for certain celebrations. This link may refresh your memory.
One of the dishes you can expect to see Salad a la Russe. While the recipe is the same year after year, the design will always be different. This is the recipe I use, in case you haven't seen it yet.
I made probably 3 plates and a casseroles of salad. The casserole went to Anna's parents, as her mother was sick and couldn't stand or sit for too long. As such, we offered to make the salad for them.
These are most of the plates i decorated for this Christmas. I'm surprised to see just how clear and crisp the image and colors are. Well, If I'm not mistaken, these were taken with my new iPhone 8, so maybe this is why.
For this salad, the carrots and almost everything should be cooked or pickled, including the carrots and pieces of red bell pepper. My carrots are boiled, and the peppers are raw. The salad is better with these 2 decor pieces as pickled.
As a side note, the last image is the salad for Anna's parents.
I don't think I have much to report for this day. The admins of the platform said today's international tea day. or something along these lines.
They asked if we prefer tea or coffee. Well, i prefer coffee, though I drink quite a bit of tea as well. If you want to know more about tea in Romania, this link can help you out.
On this day, we're supposed to go to the Christmas market. Last year we didn't have one. This year we did something organized, but it was disappointing.
For starters, there was an entry fee, we needed proof of being vaccinated, to wear the mask, and it was MUCH smaller. Furthermore, it didn't even really have the usual stands with traditional Christmas food.
And there was also no Kurtos Kalacz, or chimney cake, either.
Here are some of the pictures I took at the event:
Actually, it seems i lost the pictures from the actual market. These stalls are an "unofficial event" taking place in the heart of the city, in Union Square.
The picture with a few chimney cakes being cooked, is from a several-year-old event happening at yet a different location.
This year, we didn't buy anything from the Christmas market nor from these vendors.
©Charly Cross 2013 - present. All rights reserved.