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Celebrate Russian Old New Year Potluck Party~~!

  • Jan 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Karina and Joe's Place

For many Russians, the winter holidays aren't finished until January 19th, when they celebrate STARY NOVY GOD: Old New Year.


In fact, tradition dictates not to take down the Christmas tree until then.  Old New Year marks the changing of the year according to the old Julian calendar, instead of the Georgian calendar that the world officially uses today.  According to recent polls, more than half of all Russians observe Old New Year in some way.  Well, fellow member extraordinaire, Karina, of Russian decent, has invited us to her home to celebrate Russian Old New Year with a fabulous potluck!!


So.....here's how we will "roll":


1.    Arrive at 6 sharp.  Everyone should bring a Russian/Russian-inspired dish to share.  If you RSVP for 2 people, you should bring 2 dishes.  Each dish should serve roughly 6-8 people.  Please put under comments section so all can see what you will be bringing no later than 1 week after you RSVP so we can have a balanced selection.  If you see more than 5 desserts have been posted, please choose something else besides dessert.  Note that I will HOUND you if you do not post your dish(es).  :-)~~~~


2.    Karina and Joe will have soft beverages for all, and wine, but this is also a BYOB event, so please bring your beverage of choice that can also be shared with the rest of the group.


3.    Please bring your dishes fully prepared with maybe a little bit of last minute finishing or plating as there will be limited kitchen space.


4.    Fee for the event is $12.50 which will include soft beverages, wine, supplies, and a wonderful Russian feast!


"So Starym Novym Godom"~!  Happy Old New Year......I hope you can join us!!  "Newbies" don't be shy.....we are a very welcoming and inclusive group~~!!


Jakki



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  • Karina M.

    Thank you all from Joe and I! We are thrilled you came and enjoyed! We too had so much fun. Pizza in the summer!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • jakki

    Such a wonderful evening....the Russian food was outstanding ....and the company...THE BEST! Thank you Karina and Joe for opening up your lovely home to us! I will post pictures soon!

    January 20, 2014

  • Randy S.

    Thank you Karina and Joe for your most gracious hospitality in your lovely home. Karina - your food is outstandingly delicious! Thank you to all for your yummy dishes. Larry and I were happy to meet everyone and look forward to sharing more meals with this meetup!

    January 20, 2014

  • Karen M.

    An event not to have been missed! Thank you so much Karina and Joe, you are lovely, gracious hosts.

    January 19, 2014

  • zebith

    Flat out in bed... need to admit that I simply cannot go tonight. :( Megan has offered to do some care taking, so she is going to stay here too, so I changed our RSVP. So sad that we cannot join you, it sounded like such a fun night! I hope you all have a great time!!!

    January 19, 2014

  • zebith

    I just wanted to let you all know that I am not feeling well today. Sadly, I may not be able to come tonight. Megan, my girlfriend may still be able to attend. Either way I hope you all have a wonderful and delicious evening!

    January 19, 2014

  • Nancy

    I found a recipe for braised barley and vegetables in my Russian cookbook which looks delicious! I will be bringing this dish.

    January 16, 2014

  • zebith

    My girlfriend, Megan, is bringing: Cabbage rolls stuffed with meat (Golubtsi)

    January 16, 2014

  • Karina M.

    My phone number is[masked]-6668. Please make a note of it in case you need help with directions to my place.

    January 15, 2014

  • Randy S.

    Beef/mushroom Stronganoff & Creamy Beet Salad

    January 15, 2014

  • Karina M.

    Part 2 to below :) Looks like we maxed in the Soups category! All others are open. Some more popular dishes left out are kholodetz (jellied meat), vinegret (veggie salad with sauerkraut), and stuffed eggs. You are welcome of course to choose what pleases you. P.S. I tired to post some more links but it does not let me :(. If you google "russian holiday recipes" you will find many recipes particularly in blogs. Please do let me know if you have questions!

    January 4, 2014

  • Karina M.

    Folks, thank you all for your interest in Russian cuisine! We will definitely have fun with this one :) for those not vary familiar it please take a look at this wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine

    I am planning to make селедка под шубой (herring under a fur coat), small пирожки (piroshki/small pies - not dumplings!) and кулебяка (coulebiaka - pie-like dish with various stuffings)

    Here is our (preliminary) menu so far:

    Appetizers/Salads:
    - Oliv'e (Jakki)
    - Herring Under Fur Coat (Karina)
    - Carrot with Walnuts (Sylvia)
    - A Salad??? (John)
    - Small pies (Karina)

    Soups:
    - Red Pepper Soup (John)
    - Borscht (zebith)

    Main Course:
    - Mushroom & Shallot Buckwheat and Bitochki (small meat patties) (Karen)
    - Coulebiaka (Karina)

    Desert:
    - Bird's Milk Cake (Treicia)
    - Russian Tea Cakes (Jakki)

    January 4, 2014

  • Sylvia

    I am bringing a carrot salad dish.

    January 3, 2014

  • John G.

    I was going to bring a red pepper soup and a salad. Hope that works. I don't have a Russian cookbook.

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • zebith

    Looking through my Russian cookbook I was inspired by a recipe for Borscht (warm beet soup). It's a bit different than the soup I'm used to, but I think it'll be hearty and warming, perfect for a winter gathering!!! (Can bowls be available?)

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Mushroom & Shallot Buckwheat and Bitochki (small meat patties)

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • jakki

    I will be bringing Russian Tea Room's Salade Olivier and Russian Tea Cakes....and wine of course!

    November 14, 2013

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