This year we had our first Christmas in Florida. There were ten of us total; 5 of my cousins, my auntie and uncle, and my parents. My dad's side of the family is from India, and to say food is important to us is an understatement. We don't eat to live, we definitely live to eat! The picture in this post is of our Christmas dinner - fish patties (mix of fish and mashed potatoes, all seasoned and cooked and then bread crumbed and fried), mutton biriyani (the best I've EVER eaten in my life! Seriously, better than a restaurant! It's full of rice and meat and it was delicious), a spicy pea dish with onions and spices, raitha (yogurt with cucumber - helps to cool the palate), and a salad (indian style it's onions, tomatoes, cumcumber, a few spices and a lot of cilantro).
It was all delicious and we had a lot to eat over the entire holiday! (I don't think the rainy weather in Florida helped either!). It was nice to spend time with the family though and at least we got to enjoy tons of great food!