(One of a two-part Christmas series – cause there was too MUCH to put into just one blog post!)
A quick, curious post as we reflect on this Christmas past.
We had a really lovely Christmas yesterday… long and tiring but filled with…
And while all the festive decorations help to make the atmosphere at this special time of year…
For me it’s the FOOD that really stands out (and makes my waistline vanish even more).
The kids and I made little Christmas chocolates (re-using the plastic molds from their Advent calendars after cleaning them). We were delighted with the results…
Our contribution to the Christmas lunch also included seafood – something we really love and perfect for the hot weather of a Down Under Christmas.
Mr Incredible tried out Dad’s new barbecue with some seared scallops and Moreton Bay Bug meat (marinated in olive oil and garlic).
Served on a bed of baby spinach leaves and topped with smoked salmon. Mmmmmm.
I failed to take main meal photos – but there was roast pork, roast chicken and ham accompanied with rice salad, pumpkin and spinach salad and potato salad and an exceptional gravy made by my brother (see Pig, a mention!). All absolutely scrumptious!
My SIL’s mother made a great plum pudding, Mum made a huge mango trifle topped off with custard, cream and ice-cream.
In an effort to ensure everyone’s cholesterol went through the roof, I also made mud cake muffins with a twist. I added cherries into the mix to ‘Christmas-ify’ it up. Sprinkled with icing sugar through Christmas stencils.
No wonder I can hardly walk today!
What did you imbibe?
What are your traditional meal components?
Love to hear your take on Christmas fare in comments…