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Christmas / Holiday Feast 2013 In Pictures

Remember this ice storm of December 21st 2013 and how I was freaking out because of all the food we bought?

Photograph-Winter-Cold-Ice-Storm-2013-Trees-Coating-Weather

This food was what I was worried about spoiling in the fridge before being cooked:

BACON AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE PIZZA

This was our starter. A little appetizer of pizza!

Christmas-Feast-2013-Pizza-with-Raclette-Cheese-and-Bacon

LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES

A side dish.

Christmas-Feast-2013-Lobster-Food

…turned into…

Christmas-Feast-2013-Lobster-Mashed-Potatoes-Food

TARTIFLETTE

BACON WITH POTATOES, ONIONS & REBLOCHON CHEESE MELTED ON TOP

The main attraction.


Tartiflette as I like to explain to fellow Canadians is like the higher-end, WAY more expensive version of a poutine, which is Quebec’s national dish (fries covered in cheese curds and gravy).

This is what goes into a Tartiflette:

Beautiful red pearl onions ready to go

Christmas-Feast-2013-Pearl-Onions-Prep-Tartiflette-Food

Christmas-Feast-2013-Pearl-Onions-Cooked-Tartiflette-Food

Bacon chopped, fried and deglazed with Pouilly Fuisse

Christmas-Feast-2013-Bacon-Deglazed-Tartiflette-Food

Deglazing the bacon with this wine so that it doesn’t stay greasy

Christmas-Feast-2013-Pouilly-Fuisse-Deglazing-Bacon-Wine-Tartiflette-France-Food

..then having the potatoes baked so that when they’re covered in cheese they still have a bit of a texture:

Christmas-Feast-2013-Fried-Potatoes-Tartiflette

And lastly, the block of Reblochon cheese goes on top to melt into delicious ooey-gooey-ness:

Christmas-Feast-2013-Reblochon-Cheese-Tartiflette

which ends up looking like this:

Christmas-Feast-2013-Tartiflette

Would you believe this is the LOW fat version? There’s barely any melted cheese on there (BF is still going strong on not eating as much cheese and meat as before).

Our normal Tartiflettes before he changed into becoming more vegan-y look like this.

There are bacon and potatoes hidden underneath that bucket of melted cheese… somewhere.

Tartiflette-of-the-good-old-days-Pot

Then you get this as a helping:

Tartiflette-of-the-good-old-days

Seeing as going vegan doesn’t really do anything for my stomach (I see and feel no benefit in eating less cheese or meat, unlike BF who has a sensitive stomach), I kind of wistfully miss the good ol’ days.

It was so rich, that dessert was a nap.

HOW DID YOUR CHRISTMAS FEAST GO?

 

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8 Comments

  1. Michelle

    I want to eat that-NOW!

    Reply
  2. MattNY

    Oooh! Yum!

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I’m hungry just looking at the photos again.

      Reply
  3. Mark Ross

    Great shots and great food. Feeling hungry now. 🙁

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Me too. ME TOO!

      Reply
  4. NZ Muse

    I really dig that ice photo.

    Drooling over the tartiflette too. I’m the one who doesn’t do so well with meat and grease, which T thrives on, but once in a while….

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      That’s what Niagara Falls looks like covered in ice during the winter, FYI 🙂 If you are ever brave enough to re-visit in winter 😉

      We don’t do well with heavy meat and grease either but it is too good to be passed up.

      Reply

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