Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Fiesta after power outrages.

Our Christmas decoration was ready.
We thought we would have pawfect Christmas.

But the ice storm hit Toronto on the 20th
The freezing rain from the storm knocked down many large trees.
So many branches broken off, damaged parked cars on the streets
 and cut our power supplies.

Not everyone was suffered by the power cut but 
we were one of not-so-lucky 300,000 who lost power.

Welcome to Icy World! 

Streets and backyards were all frozen!  They turned into skating rinks.

Two live wires had downed on the sidewalks near us.  
The road was closed.

It's too slippery and cold.  No thanks for walky!

We had no electricity for three days but our pawrents 
tried to make the most of it. 

It was -12C (10 F) outside but we had a cozy evening 
with brudder in front of the fire place.

This is the first time for all of us to relax here.

Fortunately, the power was back on around 3pm
on the 24th!

*** The Fiesta ***

This is Christmas Day.
Chef Daddy was preparing our dinner.

This is our favourite broccoli, cauliflower and Leek Caserole.


Then our brodder and mom started making dessert.

We got to sample classic Vanilla Bean We-Scream.


Can you hear our drooooling its sizzling sound ?

Preparation took a bit of time.  I felt asleep while watching
snow.  Hey, it's White Christmas~!


As usual, tons of meals for a small family!  :D :D

(Top) Steamed Veggies (snow peas, baby carrots & Brussels sprouts.)  
Roasted Rutabaga with Balsamic Vinegar.

(Centre) Stuffings with Crimini mushroom, walnuts, dried fruits and wild rice.
Scallops with white wine sauce and Gorgonzola

(Bottom) Casserole.
Garlicky tri-coloured Mini Potatoes, Crimini mushroom & Leeks.
Salmon filet and salmon sausages cooked in the BBQ.

Our dinner was served first.

Then, humans.

Everything was yummy and we were so stuffed.

 Hope you all enjoyed holidays.

Now it's time to say...

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the coming year, everyone.

Momo & Pinot/J & R


Molly The Wally said...

Stay warm and we hope the ice storm has passed and everything is back to normal. Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year. May all your dreams come true in 2014. Have a wonderful Wednesday and we hope you had a pawsome night.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so happy to see you guys safe! What an ordeal you have been through!
Your Christmas dinner looks fabulous as always!
Happy belated Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy and safe 2014 to all of you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Soggibottom said...

Hi guys called in to wish you all a very Happy New Year... Good to see the lights back on on Christmas Day... we can tell you had a brilliant time. Lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom and the cat X

Aiko macht sich Gedanken said...

Hello and first of all for all in the family a happy new year. May all this trouble ice days never come again for many times….no doubt it was not very funny. But in front of the warm fireplace it seems to be a little bit cosy. I was some days at the seaside and there were the temperatures like at springtime, some strong winds but not bad.
So I hope these marvelous food table is gone (!) and the calories also…..lol.
I send to my friends a big high five and a big smile too.
Wuff and LG

~ Kirra ~ said...

Both Kirra and I have been drooling over your mouth watering menu - sooooo appealing.

Happy New Year to all of you.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so glad you survived the ice storm! Thank goodness you had the nice cozy fireplace. :)

Hooray for your power coming back on -- your fiesta looks fun and delicious!

Happy New Year! Thank you for being our friends! We hope your 2014 is filled with much health, joy, laughter and love. :)

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's great you had electricity for Christmas Eve. Looks like you had a good dinner. You made us hungry.

Happy New Year.

Asta said...

Dawling Momo and Pinot
I'm so sowwy about that big stowm, but it looked luvly inside and yoow smawt pawents made it all cozy. Of couwse I am dwooling again all ovew the pootew when I see one of yoow feasts and that snow looks luvly...it's been so unseasonabully wawm hewe that the ice wink in the pawk is a big puddle. Mommi wanted to go skate, not swim, sheeesh..we haven't had a dwop of snow.
I hope you and yoow hooman bwuddew and sweet pawents have a vewy healthy, happy New Yeaw
Smoochie kisses
Asta sissie

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Happy New Year dearest friends!!
Hope 2014 is a better year for all of us.

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

Anonymous said...

I know first hand how annoying an ice storm can be! Thankfully you are all safe and sound and made it through - to a most wonderful meal. Do you feed the spaniels like that everyday? I do give mine veggies but also use dried kibble.

Kjelle Bus said...

*nom* *nom* *nom*
Your Christmasdinner looked really jummy !
Glad you got your power back in time for it :)


Beyond the Dog Dish said...

The ice storm took it's toll on so many families I know. We were ok here though. I must admit I am having a bit of fun photographing all the icy trees.

Your decorations look so inviting and the food!! I have that icecream maker. Love it because I can make lactose free ice cream. Stay warm