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.


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


Food and conversation

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. I always come away with a new recipe that I want to try. Here is a look at the menu for the evening.


Holiday Dinner at Jo and Oliver’s Menu

Assorted Cheese and Crackers


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

Dark Chocolate Cake from Fleur de Cocoa


The roasted root veggies were in a league of their own.! Here is a question that Oliver proposed to the kids “Guess what vegetables are in the roasted vegetable dish?”


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


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


Dinner at the table.


Chilling with conversation and dessert


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. Glad you all had a good time with Jo and Olivers. Are the guests you went to Cape Cod to stay with? My regards and best wishes to them!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us! All that food looked too delectable for words! Happy Holidays to you and a SUPER New Year!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and being part of our holiday festivities! I hope you had a relaxing and fun holiday! Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New 2018 to you and your loving family!!

  3. 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!❤️

    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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