photo quiz

with a large family like mine, it it often difficult to align everyone’s schedule and get us all together at once.  so this year we celebrated Christmas with my side of the family a few days late, opening presents on Friday night, and then having our big holiday dinner Saturday night.  here is my dinner plate:

dinner

here is a photo of dessert:

dessert

here is the photo quiz:

  1. what is the main type of meat from dinner?
  2. what are the 2 sauces for the meat (both at the top of the plate)?
  3. what are the 6 side dishes? (or just list as many ingredients as you can)
  4. what was the dessert (with ingredients)?
  5. how many of the my2fish clan were in attendance?
  6. what is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

if you are a family member who was at the dinner, don’t give away any answers, but feel free to comment with thoughts (and any corrections if I incorrectly identify anything!).

good luck!

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11 Responses to “photo quiz”


  1. 1 Baydog December 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    1. Roasted filet mignon
    2. Horseradish cream and Bearnaise
    3. Yams, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, onions, edamame or lima beans, corn, risotto, broccoli rabe
    4. Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, candied cranberries, and orange zest
    5. All of them (19 is a wild ass guess)
    6. African or European?

  2. 2 spartynation1 December 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    1. Roast beef
    2. Horesradish sauce and mustard sauce
    3. Mushrooms and onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli/rice in cheese sauce, corn/lima beans, slice or two of bacon?
    4. Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, garnished with cranberries.
    5. The entirety of Clan Thaddeus, so at least 25?
    6. Don’t get cute, pal…African or European?

  3. 5 my2fish January 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

    1. Roasted, but not beef.
    2. Horseradish sauce is correct, but not the 2nd sauce.
    3a. Sweet potatoes (yams) and brussel sprouts yes.
    3b. Corn and lima beans – for succotash.
    3c. Mushrooms and onions yes.
    3d. Risotto yes, but no broccoli.
    3e. Not bacon in the middle – it’s a vegetable.
    4. Correct, but not raspberry sauce.
    5. Not all of us were there, and spartynation1 was closer to the right #, but still a couple short.
    6. Well done.

    Any other guesses?

  4. 8 Baydog January 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Roasted carrots
    Roasted pork tenderloin
    cranberry sauce on the cheesecake
    Hollandaise sauce?

    • 9 my2fish January 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

      well it looks like it’s just you and me at this party, Baydog.

      meat was roasted leg of lamb.
      the middle vegetable was also sweet potatoes, sliced and pan fried(?).
      the 2nd sauce was tzaziki (cucumber, plain yogurt, parsley).
      there was technically 2 different risotto dishes, too – one with mushrooms, and the other was a lemon & asparagus risotto… both were excellent.
      correct on the cranberry sauce.

      the cheesecake was a special – it was made with no crust so it’d be gluten free (for my wife), so there were also some ginger snap cookies on the side for those of us that can and do enjoy some gluten in our lives.

      total my2fish clan: my 2 parents, 6 of their children + spouses = 14 adults, and then 13 grandchildren, so 27 total. missing was the youngest brother and his wife and 2 children (so would be 31 total if they could have been there).

  5. 10 Baydog January 5, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Huge gathering, M2F. I love leg of lamb. Why so little of either sauce on the plate? Did you eat too much pickled herring during cocktail hour?

    • 11 my2fish January 5, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Haha. I’m not a huge leg of lamb fan, although this time it was great. But my general rule of thumb with sauce is I prefer to just have a hint of it so it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the meat. Call me crazy? Maybe.


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