Sunday, December 25, 2011

FABBY: Christmas Day 2011

     I hope everybody is having a wonderful Christmas Day, very merry and full of love along with your families. 
 We spent Christmas Day at our friends' house in the country, Julio and Stephanie. We're also neighbors, they live in the 10th. floor of our building and us  in the 14th. floor Pt. house.  I've known Steph for 30 years, she's also American, from NJ.... since she married my husband's friend Julio and also lives here, in Ecuador.

 Here is my best friend Stephanie in her kitchen with all her yummy and wonderful "hors d'oeuvres". 

 A close up with her delish Spinach and Phillo Greek triangles and little empanadas. Steph is from a Greek background.

 This tray is full of some cookies from her Greek grandma's recipes and other classic cookies. She had three of this trays filled with goodies.  I also took this shot couse I loved her beautiful Christmas embroidered tablecloth.
I loved how she decorated her bannister and table with the porcelain Nativity.
After lots of wonderful hors d'oeuvres she also had more food!  This delish dish is called: "chumales"...they're made out of corn with cheese, cooked on the corn of my fav Ecuadorian dish.
She made us turkey and I love the sweet potato pudding; we make it out of a much sweetier and really delish tuberculous called, "camote"'s a family of  what Americans know it as the sweet potato. I also make it as my family looks forward to having it with turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Delicious rice and lentils and like a shrimp stew that was sooo great!  The bowls she's serving were made at our past ceramic company and so is the dinner plate she has in the buttom of the bowl with blue doves and it's also the china she uses in her big parties, as we made her for 30 place settings.
Her adorable native Nativity scene, which she fixed atop the buffet food servings and this really added more charm to the Christmas Day luncheon.
She had five tables for eight like this one and she served a buffet, so she had the plates piled up in another  buffet.  I love her centerpiece flowers.
  Below is my handsome hubby, Alejandro, with the red sweater; next to him is the host, our friend Julio with the hat...he is Stephanie's husband.
Our daughter Sofia, her hubby and my adorable grandgirls went back home today, therefore, we accepted Stehanie's invitation for a nice day  luncheon.  Here I took some pics from her country home, which she didn't mind me sharing with you...along with her delicious food, since Steph is from a Greek background, she's a great cook. She also loves cooking Ecuadorian food.
Christmas Eve we had a wonderful luncheon at mother's beautiful apartment, where she had her children, grandchildren and great-grands.  Her food was terrific too and we exchanged gifts as well. I didn't take any pictures as I was helping her and of course, I was so very busy!  Christmas Eve in the evening, was at my house with my family as well...again, I was busier...I'm quite tired, lol.
 I'm sure and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, along with your dear families.  Can't wait to see how you spent your Christmas!
Thank you in advance for your visits, I'm sure we're all very happy and thankful for how our Christmas preparations turned out.....but I'm also happy, that it is over, lol!

I will be linking to some great and fun parties.  Thanks very much to the gracious ladies that host them too.

Metamorphosis Monday at:
Sally's Blue Mondat at:
Mellow Yellow Monday at:
Masterpiece Monday at:

Lots of hugs to you all,


  1. Merry Christmas, Fabby. ~ Sarah

  2. Hi Fabby,

    Merry Christmas! Your friend and her husband certainly have a nice home in the country, and it looks like you had a wonderful meal. I'm sure no one went home hungry with all that delicious looking food. :)

    Thanks for sharing the nice pics, and I hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


  3. Fabby...looks like a wonderful time with your friends and your handsome hubby. Everything is beautiful and the food looks amazing!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Fabby, it was fun to stop by and see your Christmas day!!!! Looked wonderful!

  5. Un moment de doux partage...
    Une maison aussi accueillante...
    Je suis très heureuse que tu ait pu passer une belle journée de noël...
    Gros gros bisous

  6. Fabby, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Looks like you had wonderful time with your friends. All that food looks delicious. Have a happy New year!

  7. Delish foods, beautiful house and wonderful friends to celebrate with, it's simply an amazing Christmas.

  8. Merry Christmas!

    This food and celebration looks fabulous!

  9. Fabby- It looks like a wonderful time. Merry Christmas to you- xo Diana

  10. I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your family. Nice you could spend Christmas with your friends, too.

  11. Thank you for sharing your friend's lovely home with us and I really mean it is gorgeous! I immediately recognized the ceramic dishes from your company. Our Christmas as very quiet, just me, daughter, SIL and 2 grandsons. Everything was just spontaneous cause we could not plan ahead because of Tina's condition but we had a lot of fun. She is having contractions right now, 10 min. apart so hopefully, it will progress. Pray for her please....Christine

  12. Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas Day! Your friend's home is beautiful, & all the food looked so delish!
    Merry Christmas!

  13. Wow, what a Christmas. Looks beautiful and I know it was good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  14. Wow... I love the ambiance.

    Warm and in the most beautiful house with lots of food. Can't ask for more.

    Hoppe you had a great Christmas and a blessed and peaceful NY to come


  15. Happy Holidays, Fabby! Looks like you had a great day, with delicious looking food! Wish I could have been there, I would have tried everything! And your husband certainly is handsome. ;)
    Glad you had a nice holiday with your family too. I'm sure it was hard to see them go!

  16. Stephanie created a beautiful environment for your lovely luncheon. The decorations are beautiful and the food looked delicious. How nice that you could spend this time with friends.

    Fabby, Wishing you a Happy New Year,

  17. Merry Christmas Fabby!!! Looks like you had a good time with your family and friends !!

  18. Very lovely dinner setting. Your chumales as you call them are known here in America as tamales. They look to be prepared the same way as we do. tamales are a food from Mexico. Very yummy indeed! I also call sweet potatoes as "camotes". Merry Christmas!

  19. Everything looks so just beautiful...and what a beautiful home...what a nice party...thanks for sharing..I am a new follower

  20. Everything looks yummy! Beautiful home too!!!

    Dee from NJ

  21. Dear Fabby and Steph,
    whow, what a great Christmas dinner. Thank you for sharing. I am overwhelmed by the glorious decoration and buffet. This is all so elegant and tastful made. I can imagine that you all had really fun and a wonderful Christmas day. Wish you also a great New Year.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  22. Oh what a feast. Such a lovely setting and so much wonderful food. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  23. Oh Fabby... Your friend's home is lovely and all the food looks's so interesting hearing the different types of in Texas we have tamales....corn meal with pork in the center.....Maybe similar to the chum ales.
    You have a very handsome husband....

  24. That looks like a special gathering of friends. The food looks very delicious and the setting just beautiful. Your friend is a lovely lady and apparently a great hostess.------

  25. Oh my goodness--your friends picture looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine or something. Everything looks so good--I need a friend who can cook like that!

  26. I so enjoyed seeing the pictures along with the explanations of all of the delicious-looking foods that
    were served during the festivities
    around Christmas! Everything looked
    so pretty, and the natavity atop the buffet server was enchanting! Your friends have a beautiful home,
    just like you do!! I always like to see your posts and look at all of your many gorgeous things!
    Have a New Year filled with many blessings....Hugs, Francy

  27. What a fabulous feast! I would love the chumales! We love to make a green chili and cheese tamale. Everything is fabulous. I wouldn't know where to start. Thanks for sharing the fun with us. Have a great New Year too.

  28. That was great! Everything looks beautiful. How nice to get to go to her country house! Does she still have her Jersey accent? :)

  29. Fabby,
    Your house looks amazing, especially the stunning table with fowl silver centerpiece and velvet chairs.. I'm stretching my blog legs this year and will host a new blog party that I would love you to link your post to mine ! Thanks for sharing this design! CJ

  30. WOW everything looks so delicious!

  31. wow, so festive and what a feast! :)

    Seems like you had a wonderful Christmas!

  32. Wow Fabby that was a great bunch of food and her decorations are lovely! Sorry I missed this before.


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