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  1. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    We just added a day at the front end of our trip! Our new dates are 2/24 to 3/2!
     
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  3. arbolita

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    Here are my ADRs for our trip:

    Yachtsman
    Raglan Road
    Restaurant Marrakesh
    The Wave
    Trails End

    Have a lot of plans for QSRs as well!
     
  4. jabead

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    Excellent! I'll get your arrival date changed on the list. :thumbsup2




    Glad to hear you're still a go, thanks Rachel!



    Happy New Year to you too, Vicki! My fingers are crossed for March. :thumbsup2





    You have two restaurants that I had completely forgotten about, Restaurant Marrakesh and Trails End. Those will both be worth 5 points in the January game since we have not yet had an live update from either one. ;)
     
  5. jabead

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    Since I don't have any live from Disney World updates to post, I will go ahead and post some pics from my family Christmas party, which is modeled after the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

    And so...




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    The party began with a wine tasting and cheese course (plus a few other appies). This was all served buffet-style.



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    Let's start our world tour with Italy...


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    On the right: Provolone Piccante, Crotonese, Pecorino Toscano Cheeses & Pepperoni slices
    Center: Bruschetta
    On the left: Salami and Mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto
    Wines: Moscato d'Asti, Pinot Grigio, and two Abruzzo wines (the area where my family was originally from). One red Montepulciano, and the other white Trebbiano.






    Then on to France...


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    On the right: Fresh Fruit Plate with Red Grapes, Strawberries, and Pears
    Center: Chevre topped with Cranberries
    On the left: Gruyere de Comte and Saucisson Sec
    Wines: Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) and Beaujolais (Gamay)




    Next up is South Africa...


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    Hummus, Naan bread, and Falafel chips
    Wines: Bordeaux Blend and Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz




    And then Australia & New Zealand...


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    Roaring Forties Blue Cheese from Australia
    Wines: Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Shiraz from Australia





    Next comes Latin America & Spain...


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    Manchego Cheese
    Wines: Malbec and Torrontes from Argentina





    Then we have Greece...


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    Spanakopita and Kalamata Olives
    Wine: Boutari Moschofilero





    Followed by Asian (Japan/China)...


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    California Sushi Roll (with Cream Cheese) and Sesame Sticks
    Plum Wine and Hana-Awaka Sake




    There were four of us taking pics that night and we all seemed to have forgotten to take pictures of the Germany and U.S. because they were at separate tables. :guilty:


    But for Germany cheeses, we had Allgau Emmental and Rauchkase. Also Black Kassel Salami. Our German wines were both Reislings, one was Dr. Loosen Dr. L Estate QbA and the other a Spatlese, which is my mother-in-law's favorite wine.


    For the U.S., we concentrated on wines from the West Coast. From California, we had a Chardonnay, Merlot, and a Cabernet Sauvignon. From Oregon, a Pinot Noir and from Washington, my current favorite wine, Eroica Reisling. :thumbsup2 Our cheese was an Extra-Sharp Tillamook Cheddar from Oregon.


    That's it for the first course. The entree course will be coming soon. ;)

     
  6. awfullybigadventure

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    Wow! That looks Gorgeous! I would be happy if that were the only course! What a fantastic job you did!
     
  7. jabead

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    Now for the entree course...



    From Italy, we had...



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    Lasagna



    From France...


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    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Brie, Apples, and Cranberries (on right) and mini Quiche (on left)




    From South Africa...


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    Bobotie




    From New Zealand and Australia...


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    Coconut Shrimp




    From Latin America & Spain...


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    Chicken Enchiladas




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    Baja Roasted Corn with red & green peppers, black beans, onions & green chilies.




    From Greece...


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    Greek Salad with lots of Feta Cheese & Kalamata Olives :thumbsup2




    From China...


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    From left to right: Pork Egg Rolls, Pork Fried Rice, and Beef & Broccoli (in crock pot)




    From Germany...


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    On the left (in pot): Bratwurst (cooked with bacon, potatoes, sauerkraut, and apples)
    On the right: Spargelgemuse (Fresh Asparagus)




    And again no one remembered to take pictures of the U.S. food, but we served Turkey, Dressing, 7-layer salad, and a Jello salad. ;)


    Dessert coming up next. :thumbsup2
     
  8. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Oh wow Barb - this looks incredible :)

    You must have been preparing food for days!

    Everything looks delicious and what a great idea to do a "world tour" with your food and wine selections

    Did you make everyone stand in really long lines before feeding them, just to get the true Epcot feel !! ;)
     
  9. jabead

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    For dessert we served this platter of...


    Cookies from Around the World


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    Starting at the 12:00 position and moving clockwise: Blueberry Scones (for Australia), Pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies), Chocolate-dipped Madeleines (France), Apple Strudel Bites, Cherry Strudel Bites (Germany), and in the middle, Pan de Polvo (Mexican Fiesta Cookies) dusted in either powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.



    And then another pic which includes part of the platter of my kids' favorite...


    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

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    And one last pic of yours truly and my oldest daughter...



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    In our "Ta-da" Pose :laughing:


     
  10. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    WOW Barb! That spread is absolutely amazing! What a great idea for a party. -Amanda
     
  11. DonaldDoleWhip

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    First of all, Happy New Year! I don't get to reply to this thread (or any thread) as often as I'd like to, but I'm still here and love seeing the live updates.

    Second, wow to your family party! What an ambitious concept, and it looks like it was a complete success. :goodvibes

    Third, I'd be happy to contribute to this thread. Let me see what I can do...I may have some food pics worth sharing. ;)
     
  12. jabead

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    My apologies, as I completely forgot to do the Trip Reminders yesterday. :eek:


    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...



    :cheer2: DisneyMamato4 :cheer2:



    -and-



    :cheer2: Jersette :cheer2:



    -and-



    :cheer2: glasslipper :cheer2:



    DisneyMamato4 - Christina and family will be at Disney World from 1/2 - 1/8 and staying at AKL. Here are their Dining Plans.
    She has volunteered to do live updates for us!



    Jersette, her DD and DD's boyfriend are going to be at WDW from 1/2 - 1/9. Here are their Dining Plans.
    She has offered to do live updates for us!



    glasslipper and her family of 4 will be in WDW from 1/2 - 1/12 and doing a split stay between POFQ and BWI. Here are their Dining Plans.
    She has volunteered to do live updates for us!






    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, DisneyMamato4, Jersette, & glasslipper!!! :cool1:
     
  13. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Wow Barb! What an awesome idea and job you did! Bet it is one that the family will talk about for years.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy New Year! :goodvibes
     
  14. smiths02

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    What a spread!

    And thanks for all your hard work on this thread!
     
  15. jabead

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    The arrival of three live reporters today at Disney World will mark the beginning of our January game. :woohoo: Today is also the departure day of our final December Holiday Roulette Game contestant. Since I have not heard from her since Friday, I'm going to go ahead and close out the December game now and declare our top 5 winners. I will feature each of them over the next few days, so stay tuned for that. :thumbsup2




    Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter...Good Job!!! :thanks:





    AppleSister1's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 10




     
  16. tallen429

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    I'm still here!!!
    I do still plan to do live reviews during our January trip Barb, sorry I didn't pm back right away (too much real life going on)

    The trip is me, Tricia, my middle son L, and I just recently added my Mom.
    I took her in December 2010 but the record colds put a little damper on it for her so I'm taking her again.
    She is 77 and having a harder time getting around, but not enough to use an ECV or anything...

    Sooooo, as of now we won't be doing DDP because I have an AP and TIW.
    I'm pretty sure our ADRs are firm now (notice I said "pretty" sure;))

    A lot of these are not new to us, some are. I wanted to try a few places that didn't make the list but I just couldn't knock out L's favs (even if I don't like them...taking one for the team. Yes, I'm talking to you Chef Mickey's! YUCK)

    We will be there Jan 25- Feb 1

    The Plaza (D)
    Tusker House (B)
    Chefs de France (L) (to see Remy!)
    Sci Fi (L)
    Yachtsman (D)
    Crystal Palace (B)
    Chef Mickey (B)

    I also plan to try BOG CS Lunch. We'll see how crazy it is. Our week is about the slowest of the year so that might help.
    I'm missing out on some fav's like Jiko...but we will be back in a few months anyway.
    We are doing a split stay on rented DVC points at AKL Jambo and BLT.
     
  17. GoofySon'sMom

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    Let me add my WOW over your spread of food! I want to come to your house! Everything looked fantastic!
     
  18. budafam

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    Barb, that is AWESOME! Can I come to your house next Christmas?
     
  19. livinlife25

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    Your pictures look great! Awesome spread. I was wondering if I could ask you a question. You probably don't remember but I am from your area. We are leaving this Friday, flying Frontier. I think the flight leaves at 4 pm. How early would you get to the airport?
     
  20. awfullybigadventure

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    The entire spread looks terrific! What a great idea! I applaud you for putting it all together! Between this thread and that party, you appear to be a master organizer! :woohoo:
     
  21. krhst25

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    Wow! What a spread! Everything looked wonderful at your party!Happy New Year:)
     
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