Christmas 2016 In Naples

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

Dining, Walking, Dessert... An Evening On The Town (Page One)

It's tradition... Dinner to celebrate Paul's birthday and a walk along the Naples banks to see the Christmas lights. This year we added a return to the scene of the crime and added dessert to the mix.

We were blessed to have eighteen join the walk...

First Stop... The Himalayan Grill

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
We dine... Then we walk... Then we dine! It's what we do!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Studying the menu... Amy and Joe's first time here!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Sue reassures them about the "heat factor"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Orders are being taken...

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Amy double-checks the order!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Wonder why the six glasses of water in front of her?

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Miss Lilly is ready for Himalayan delights!

Did You Know? - Nepalese cuisine refers to the food eaten in Nepal. Nepal's cultural and geographic diversity has resulted in a variety of cuisines based upon ethnicity and on soil and climate.

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Great Grandma Sue looks pretty excited

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Nick is an ol' hand at this place

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
So what is the purple thing?


Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Did You Know? - Ice Bag Wine Cooler Bag is a strong and completely water-tight ice bucket ice bag. With the Ice Bag you simply drop in the bottle of wine or champagne you want chilled and fill out the bag with ice and water. The Ice Bag is portable with sturdy loop handles and collapses making it easy to store. The Ice Bag Collapsible Wine/Champagne Cooler Bag is perfect for parties, picnics and restaurant service.

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Known as "The Wild Table"
Greg, Tiffany, Kyle, and Mike!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Munching gets seriously underway!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
The far end of the table is holding up pretty well!
Joe liked the "Saag Chicken... Chicken in a spinach sauce"

Saag Chicken Receipt:
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and fry the chicken pieces until browned, about 8 minutes per side. Set the chicken aside.

Place the spinach into a large pot with 1/4 cup of water, bring to a boil, cover the pan, and remove from heat. Allow the spinach to steam for about 10 minutes, then place into a blender, and blend until very finely chopped. Set the spinach aside.

Place the onions, garlic, and ginger into the skillet, and fry over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, and salt; stir in 1 tablespoon water, and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.

Pour in the milk, stir to combine, and return the chicken pieces to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir the spinach and garam masala into the skillet, and cook until the spinach starts to stick to the pan, about 15 minutes.
Stir in sour cream, and bring the mixture just to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

or.... Just come back and they will do the work!!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Dressed for the occasion.... Red and green hot peppers!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Love is definitely in the air!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Wonderful memories with family and friends

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Theo the Ham

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Bob demonstrates the newest thing in technology

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Nick engages in a "tug-of-war" with Theo

Did You Know? - The origins of tug of war are uncertain, but this sport was practised in ancient Egypt, Greece and China, where it was held in legend that the Sun and Moon played Tug of War over the light and darkness.

he Oxford English Dictionary says that the phrase "tug of war" originally meant "the decisive contest; the real struggle or tussle; a severe contest for supremacy". Only in the 19th century was it used as a term for an athletic contest between two teams who haul at the opposite ends of a rope.

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Such good friends.... Makes us quite happy

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"Hey... Can I play?"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Carri is dressed for the cold evening...
We were surprised... It was 72 at dinner time

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Now Amy understands why they use stainless steel silverware

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Nice flames Amy... Did you order it mild?

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Theo does a scene from the Nutcracker

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Alex (background) must always be watched!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"No funny faces here.... I am just one handsome dude"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"I know what you are doing Alex!"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Miss Lilly wants to get in on the funny face contest!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"Theo! You be pretty funny!"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"Who? Me?

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Not that hot after all!

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
Joe regales us with a story of yesteryear

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016
"Yes... I made it up"

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016

Dining at the Himalayan Grille before the Naples walk 12/20/2016