12/18/2013 First We Need Energy.... Dining At Preveza (Page One)
Our neighborhood Mediterranean dining location
We knew it would be a great evening becuase after golf,
we had a sky with clouds containing silver linings
Now The Details....
Over the teeth and through the gums,
Look out tonsils... here is comes!
Brian tells us of Christmas in London
Jan confirms it... and it is cold and dreary this time of year
Ah ha... Saganaki is being served....
Flaming cheese... The proper way to warm you up
Did You Know? - Saganaki (Greek σαγανάκι) refers to various Greek dishes prepared in a small frying pan, itself called a saganaki, the best-known being an appetizer of fried cheese.
The word saganaki is a diminutive of sagani, a frying pan with two handles, which comes from the Turkish word sahan 'copper dish', itself borrowed from Arabic صحن (ṣaḥn).
Greg sings to the Saganaki... In Japanese??
More Saganaki on its way
Saganaki is really a Danish dish... Tonight only!
Did You Know? - Lucia Night Is A Danish Tradition - According to the Catholic Church Lucia is the saint of light (lux = light in Latin). She is celebrated on the night between the 12th and the 13th of December, especially in schools, retirement homes, hospitals and other institutions all over Denmark, with small girl processions and traditional singing.
Legend has it that Lucia, in order to keep her hands free, wore a wreath with candles on her head so that she could (illegally) feed the poor Christians on the hide in the catacombs of ancient Rome.
Selections for dinner have been made
More Saganaki on its way....
Bring it right here.... The Saganaki Kids
Bob looks up "Saganaki" to see if it is Danish
Yeah! Irene joined us for dinner!
Bob pops up to grab the wine bottle ... Before it disappears
Little hat... Big _____?
Our matching outfits courtesy of Diane Porter....
We have been wearing these for years and years
Greg and Irene
Bob got all of us.... But where is Bob??
We must be singing
The toast.... To Family, Friendship, and Paul's Birthday
Greg also provides a nice toast for the evening festivities
"Careful... Do not burn yourself"
Gosh... If there were 69 on this the whole thing would melt
Sue got Paul some mistletoe for Christmas...
Flower likes it
Fun Fun Fun
OK... Time to head out and exercise
Nick, all of a sudden, came to a screeching halt.... Wonder why???
Ah ha.... We now know why! Fiona and Lisa!
Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis, better known then as consumption. The West Mountain Sanitarium is located off N. Sekol Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934. At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This excellent "studio" orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw. The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo's orchestra, a top ten hit.