Anna

18 of December 2019

AMERICAN MAGIC
OF CHRISTMAS

It is colorful, joyful, Christmas trees have been shining in the windows for a long time, Santas ride on the facades of the houses, the stars are shining, the green and red lights flash. It's wonderful, fairytale, though a bit commercially. But not everyone is a born artist and can design the December illumination of the house. Anyway, Christmas reality is screaming from everywhere!

The time has come for joy, meeting friends, sipping Eggnog together, giving gifts, often made by themselves. It is also a time to write greeting cards, short letters, send packages to loved ones and a bit further. There are holiday sweaters, scarves, hats, jewelry with snowmen or other Christmas symbols, even on cars ... It is also time to bake cookies for neighbors, colleagues, friends. I do it myself with undisguised pleasure (except this year, after all the flu appeared in the least expected moment, even my doggy is ill). Yes, yes, various cookies at Christmas time are very popular, and traditionally they are baked by ladies at home with their children, friends, and grandmothers ... And although most of them are known throughout America, each state has its favorite, baked mainly once a year, in this special, illuminated time. They contain a lot of nuts, dried fruit, spices, chocolate ... They taste delicious, especially those from old, grandma's or mother's recipes.

In the next year, I will try to bake all, from all states, to check which are the tastiest ... and share with you cookie stories. I suspected a few, tried several and I already know that it will be interesting and delicious.

Generally speaking, Americans do not celebrate Christmas Eve, and if even ... it is completely different from our native, fasting, the only one of the year. Christmas Time is one day - December 25 - starting with a meeting under the Christmas tree with a mug of milk, hot cocoa or chocolate and a platter of cookies, which Santa was also treated to. A plate of cookies and a cup of milk for the injured Santa appears in almost every home late on the evening of December 24. Of course, Santa usually drinks milk and savor cookies, leaving gifts under the Christmas tree, sometimes under the pillow of

a sleeping child ... Nice habit! After the general "pajamas" joy of gifts received and a quick breakfast, there is preparation for the Christmas dinner, in the family circle, friends, acquaintances ... It is eaten deliciously, a little differently, more festive, sipping delicious Christmas drinks, also sparkling wines, selected for starters, main 

In my family home, where my beloved mother from Vilnius, was served on the Christmas, festive goose or turkey. They were always delicious, with a crunchy crust, which was "fought" at the family table. Christmas Eve was a sign of deep-fried dumplings filled with mushrooms and cabbage and very small, crunchy, sweet cookies from Vilnius (tradition!) which were baked in my family home an amazing amount. They were eaten instead of nuts, which were scarcely or not at all, and hung on the Christmas tree in the form of attractions. And the dumplings? So prepared, they taste absolutely delicious, which is why the dumpling plates with fried (not cooked) dumplings disappeared from the table in the blink of an eye. And we've been waiting for these two dishes all year ... and I wish everyone this - wonderful, magical, family Christmas. And let it happen regardless of what appears on your tables. Whether it will be in Polish, American or from the other end of the world, it doesn't matter. If the Good Spirit sits between you, it will be great. Invite him to yourself!

Christmas on the American table

Nebraska 
Nevada 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
NEW MEXICO 

Paj Jabłkowy Babci Ople

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Pie Town w New Mexico

Pie Town in New Mexico

Pieczeń rzymska Santa Fe

Santa Fe  Meatloaf
NEW YORK 

Bajgel z łososiem

Bagel and lox

Czekoladowe placki (gofry)

Chocolate pancakes (waffles)

Hiszpańska Sangria w amerykańskim ogrodzie

Spanish Sangria in American Garden

Marchewkowe ciasto i jego krótka (!?) historia

Carrot Cake and his short history

Noworoczne śniadanie: tostada

New Year's Day Tostadas

Sałatka Waldorf

Waldorf salad

Swiatowej sławy sernik nowojorski

Famous New York Cheesecake

Wielkanoc

Easter

NORTH CAROLINA

Amerykańskie "gołąbki" ze świata

American stuffed cabbage from the world

Słodki ziemniak czy batat?

Sweet potatoes or yams?
NORTH DAKOTA

Wieprzowe kotlety mielone z maślanką

OHIO

Dżem z cukinii i ananasa

Oklahoma 

OREGON 

Melon z pikantną granolą

Melon with spicy granola

Tradycyjna glazurowana szynka

Classic glazed ham
PENNSYLVANIA

Cynamonowo-rodzynkowy szybki chlebek

Mrożony sernik z truskawkami

Frozen strawberry cheesecake or...

Sernikowo-truskawkowe lody

Cheesecake-strawberry ice cream

Ulubiony amiszowy mix śniadaniowy

Zapiekane płatki owsiane z mlekiem i owocami

RHODE ISLAND
Sałatka Nicoise z kurczakiem (uproszczona)

Chicken Nicoise salad (1) a simplified version

Sałatka Nicoise z kurczakiem (wzbogacona)

Chicken Nicoise salad (2) an enriched version

South Carolina

Hoppin' John noworoczny przysmak Południa

HoppinąJohn New Zearąs Delicacz of the South 
South Dakota 
TENNESSEE

Ogórki smażone w chrupiącej otoczce

Parówki zapiekane w boczku i sosie barbecue

Placki z jabłkami i jabłkowm syropem

Pomidorki smażone w cieście naleśnikowym

Sos słodko-kwaśny

Zasmażana kanapka Elvisa z masłem orzechowym i bananem

Presley's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Zasmażana kanapka Elvisa z masłem orzechowym, bananem i boczkiem 

Presley's Fried Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Sandwich

Ulubiona kanapka Elvisa - Fool's Gold Loaf

Fool's Gold Loaf
TEXAS 

Chleb Pan de Campo

Pan de Campo Bread

Kilka wariantów popularnego sera Brie 

Tajemniczy koktajl Margarita

Mysterious cocktail Margarita
UTAH

Crostini z granatami, orzechami i czekoladą

Skorpion na talerzu czyli amerykański Dzień Insektów w Czekoladzie!

Scorpion on a plate - National Chocolate-

-Covered Insect Day!
Vermont 
VIRGINIA

Makaron w sosie serowym

Macaroni and cheese for busy people

Marcepan - klasyczny

Homemade marzipan

Washington D.C.

Rumowy koktajl Daiquiri

Washington
WEST VIRGINIA

Dzień Matki i trzy desery

Mother's Day and three desserts

Zapiekane płatki owsiane z mlekiem i owocami
WISCONSIN

Marcepanowe ciasteczka zimowo-walentynkowe

Placki ziemniaczane

Sosy żurawinowe nie tylko do indyka

Cranberry sauces not just for Thankgiving

Zapiekana fasolka szparagowa

Green Beans Casserole
Wyoming

ALABAMA

Oficjalny deser stanu Alabama

Official State Dessert of Alabama 
Alaska 
Arizona
Arkansas 

CALIFORNIA

Crostini z orzechami włoskimi i serem

Crostini z karmelizowaną cebulą i kozim serem

Cukiniowe frytki (I)

Zucchini "fries" (I)

Cukiniowe frytki (II)

Zucchini "fries" (II)

Marcepanowe ciasto z sosem truskawkowym

Szaszłyki z kurczaka z kurkumą i chili

Chicken-thigh kebabs with turmeric and chili
COLORADO

Presley'owska przygoda młodego Nick'a 

i Fool's Gold Loaf

The young Nick's adventure and Fool's Gold Loaf Sandwich

Smażony ser Feta z ostrym, pieprzowym miodem
Connecticut
Delaware
FLORIDA

Crostini z boczkiem, serem i migdałami

Spotkanie z Oscarem, królem steków

Oscar - The King of Steak

Zapiekana fasolka szparagowa

Green Beans Casserole

Georgia
Hawaii

Idaho

ILLINOIS

Ciasto z cukinią

Czekoladowe ciasto z cukinią

Crostini z Prosciutto, białym serem i śliwką suszoną w rumie

Crostini z kozim serem w migdałach i suszonych morelach

Crostini z watróbkowym pâté

Dżem morelowo-cukiniowy

Krewetki nadziewane serem pleśniowym

Meatloaf... czyli pieczeń rzymska inaczej

Meatloaf and his history

Pieczeń rzymska z boczkiem i śliwkami

Bacon-Prune Meatloaf

Meatloaf z warzywami

Veggie-packed meatloaf

Ser z ostrygami w orzechach

Śniadaniowa zapiekanka owsiano-owocowa

INDIANA

Amiszowa zapiekanka śniadaniowa
IOWA

Gofry z płatkami owsianymi

Marynowany ser
Kansas
KENTUCKY

Łosoś w marynacie z brązowym cukrem

Salmon marinated with brown sugar and Kentucky Burbon

Szaszłyki z łososia z warzywami

Skewers of salmon with vegetables
LOUISIANA

Mardi Gras King Cake

Ostrygi Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Słodki ziemniak czy batat?
Maine
Maryland
MASSACHUSETTS

Chleb Anadama

Anadama Bread

Dzień Dziękczynienia

Thanksgiving

Indyk pieczony w ziołach

Spiced and glazed Roast Turkey

Pieczona szynka z indyka w sosie śliwkowo-

-pomarańczowym

Roasted turkey ham with prune-orange sauce
MICHIGAN

Marcepanowe ciasteczka zimowo-walentynkowe

Indyk w stylu azjatyckim na zielonej sałacie

Kulki serowe w boczku i orzechach
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Miło Cię widzieć! Zapraszam do amerykańskiej kuchni, smacznej, pachnącej, ciekawej...

Nice to see you! I invite you to the American cuisine, tasty, fragrant, interesting ...

KONTAKT / CONTACT

amerykanskie.kulinaria@gmail.com