Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The New Years Day Portzelky Party Review



Do you all try to pawn off your leftover Christmas treats after Christmas?
I took out our candy and a tray of cookies and only still hoarded the Nanaimo Bars that I am ashamed to say our own children don't  didn't even know I made.




I fried and fried and fried some more.




Yes...
I wouldn't want to fry that many Portzelky in the house.
My beloved claimed the next day it still smelled (I think in a good way) in his shop.
I wouldn't have wanted the little ones to be sitting in the high chairs while I needed them before they arrived.

The dough holding chair could have been most entertaining.

See the paper towel bearing a few odd Portzelky on the left side of the camp stove?




That is where I kept my special shaped Portzelky.
This one was my best.
A chicken...
in case you can't tell.



Do you all have picky relatives?
I do..and needed to make some raisinless Portzelky for them.
I fought it for years and just decided it was easier to appease them and I admit they were fluffy little fritters.



My beloved offered me up his welding visor  with a full face shield hanging on the wall.
See it there?  It has the yellow brim.
He was offering to help me with blog material.
I had no time to play silly games.


By today..
Little Oh has likely had his first people food.
He  watched his Grandpa eat that Portzelky and reached for it and when the last bite was popped in Grandpa's mouth...he actually cried.
He had sprouted his first tooth the night before and felt ready.



 I had to put a picture on of Kanneloni Macaroni.
She hurried over to me pointing out she was wearing "cows".
It took me a moment to find them...
and sure enough she was.
The kids all had a ball.
There was two gradeschoolers...
and nine preschoolers.




The kids somehow all sat on one side...
Grandparents all across and the middle generation sat on the two ends and basically hardly had time to sit.

(photo above)
My three brothers and sister in laws....
love those folks!

Best quote of the night. ..
Dolly on the right says...
"people shouldn't worry about what they eat between Christmas and New Years near as much as what they eat between New Years and Christmas"



Last year we had a bouncy castle for them to jump their excess energy away but that only added to their energy.  We decided to put on a video for them.
They sat still for at least a full minute.



And then...they carried on with their original plan.

My only regret?
I wished I had lined them all up against the wall for a lineup photo.
Remind me next year...
okay?







17 comments:

  1. What a sweet gathering. I never heard of portzelky before...looks like a delicious way to enter the new year.

    Bless you and your family.

    xoxo
    Kimmie
    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

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  2. Aww thanks for sharing Lovella..loved seeing those happy faces as they played, ate and ran. And you frying up all those fritters!

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  3. After reading about your adventures with portzelky, I can't wait to taste it, especially after seeing these pictures. This looks like such a fun happening. I forget to line up my grandchildren too, sometimes.

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  4. After reading about your adventures with portzelky, I can't wait to taste it, especially after seeing these pictures. This looks like such a fun happening. I forget to line up my grandchildren too, sometimes.

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  5. Your family knows how to have fun! Next year take a video so that we can have an idea of noise level, too. =)

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  6. I like Vee's idea of video!

    Looks like such a fun gathering - I notice that grandparents and grandkids sat - while middle generation ran and waited on kids. Is this the grandparent reward on the way?? I guess I shouldn't ask you since you spent all day frying up treats...

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  7. That is such a fun way to bring in the new year....casual, good food, the whole gang! I love the quote....and it totally justified the 6...plus portselky I ate over here. Worth every bite!
    Funny how kids universal are the same.

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  8. That is such a fun way to bring in the new year....casual, good food, the whole gang! I love the quote....and it totally justified the 6...plus portselky I ate over here. Worth every bite!
    Funny how kids universal are the same.

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  9. You really do have the ideal location for a big fry job like this! Looks like everyone had a grand time!

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  10. You are building such wonderful memories for your family. I'm sure every one of your family blesses you for your unselfish and generous heart.

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  11. I like the idea of a portzelky party on New Year's Day! And that is the perfect venue...for frying and for partying. It looks like you have a good thing going. I spotted another chick in the middle of the deep fryer. Smile.

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  12. It looks like a fun holiday get together, Lovella. My Italian husband enjoys zeppole during the holidays , which are very much like portzelky.

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  13. It's quite easy to imagine the flurry in the shop. What a great place to host a party like that!

    I can relate to your beloved's comment about the smell in the shop the day after. I have cooked food in the slow cooker in the garage ... only to have a lingering aroma there instead of the house.

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  14. I am finally catching up on all your holiday blogging and wonderful recaps and now the fabulous tradition of the porzelky! Yummmmm. and super smart on frying them up in the shop! Well Done!

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  15. What fun you must have had. Love your pictures and your story Lovella. BTW I'm pretty sure I see a cat in your deep fryer (top centre Portzelky). Your grands will ALWAYS remember these times!

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  16. That looks like it was so much fun!
    When we lived in Germany my neighbour had a special stove top in the garage, just for frying. What a sensible woman!

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  17. One a fun annual tradition...Some day one of them will begin to take on your tradition and you will sit in the blue chairs and supervise.
    I loved your green Thatsa Bowl. They are terrific.
    I spotted the chicken immediately.
    Those kids will have memories for years.

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Thank you!