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...
- Adams (Michele, Franklyn, and Theo)
- Duda's (Robin, Bob, and Nick)
- Humfelds (Tiffany and Kyle)
- Liles (Amy, Joe, Charlie, and Alex)
- Linds (Becca, Zack, and Miss Lilly)
- Carri Fox
- Greg Leach (for dinner only)
- Mike Andersen
First Stop... The Himalayan Grill
We dine... Then we walk... Then we dine! It's what we do!
Studying the menu... Amy and Joe's first time here!
Orders are being taken...
Amy double-checks the order!
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.
Great Grandma Sue looks pretty excited
Nick is an ol' hand at this place
So what is the purple thing?
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.
Munching gets seriously underway!
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!!
Dressed for the occasion.... Red and green hot peppers!
Love is definitely in the air!
Wonderful memories with family and friends
Theo the Ham
Bob demonstrates the newest thing in technology
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.
Such good friends.... Makes us quite happy
"Hey... Can I play?"
Carri is dressed for the cold evening...
We were surprised... It was 72 at dinner time
Nice flames Amy... Did you order it mild?
Theo does a scene from the Nutcracker
Alex (background) must always be watched!
"No funny faces here.... I am just one handsome dude"
"I know what you are doing Alex!"
Miss Lilly wants to get in on the funny face contest!
"Theo! You be pretty funny!"
Joe regales us with a story of yesteryear
"Yes... I made it up"