A Holiday Dinner at Jo & Oliver’s

Heading over to Jo and Oliver’s for a get together is something we always look forward to especially during the holidays.  We know we will be treated like family in their warm and inviting home and served a special gourmet meal prepared by Oliver. With such a lovely couple as hosts it’s no wonder we look forward to this dinner every year.

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This year’s holiday dinner was just as special as previous year soirees with delicious food and thought-provoking conversation. Discussion topics on this evening were ranging from politics 😠😠, cultures – Iranian and Indian, Native American and English, to the Netflix original series Longmire, Wyoming, North Dakota, to service dogs and taxes! Topics were so varied that I sometimes thought “Um, how did we get to this topic?

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Let me get to the part of the evening that really matters – food! Just kidding Oliver and Jo!!

Did I mention that Oliver is a gourmet cook? Oliver is a connoisseur of good food and a gourmet chef! As expected Oliver out -did himself with his culinary skills on this evening.  All of us – kids, Hitesh and I included loved everything Oliver made. My hats off to you Oliver! I always come away with a new recipe that I want to try after having his meals. Here is a look at the menu for the evening.

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Holiday Dinner at Jo and Oliver’s Menu

Appetizers:
Assorted Cheese and Crackers

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Dinner:
Butternut Squash, Apples & Leeks Soup with Apple Cider Sour Cream and Chives
Prime Ribs
Eggplant Moussaka
Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Gratin
Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

Dessert:
Dark Chocolate Cake from Fleur de Cocoa
Coffee/Tea

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I look forward to making the soup, and the cauliflower mashed potatoes 😋.

The roasted root veggies were in a league of their own. This I’m making sooner than later.

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Here is a question that Oliver proposed to the kids “Guess what vegetables are in the roasted vegetable dish?”  

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The answer: Parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, celery root, radish, potatoes, onions, and leeks!

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Moussaka and short ribs – these tasted amazing!  I didn’t have the ribs but Hitesh said it was mouth-watering good.

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Dinner at the table.

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Chilling with conversation and dessert

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A perfect evening spent with dear friends.

We loved spending a beautiful evening with Jo and Oliver. Most of all it was wonderful to hang out with dear friends 🤗🤗 with delectable food and great company. What more could we ask for to start off the New Year?

Happy New 2018!
Wishing you a year filled with loving family, friends, and joyous gatherings.

9 thoughts on “A Holiday Dinner at Jo & Oliver’s”

  1. Another wonderful gathering with dear friends – how blessed are you? 😊Beautiful photos of the evening and the menu so rich! Please share the recipes if Oliver is willing! 😜

    Wishing you and your family the best of the New Year!❤️

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    1. Yes! We are indeed truly blessed to have such wonderful loving and dear friends of whom you are included 😊😍! Oliver makes amazing food, I will get the recipes for a few of the dishes he made and share them.

      Wishing you and your family a spectacular new year! ❤️

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