Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas food and holidays.

After the craziness that is Christmas we have packed a bag and come away to the coast for a few days.

Actually, Christmas wasn't particularly crazy this year. There was only 10 of us compared to the 26 of last year....this was a doddle!

Our Christmas morning was the usual scrambled egg and smoked salmon with fresh coffee and toast and presents. Then family and friends came over lunch time and we all sat outside around the big table and drank champagne and ate all day.

A few people ask what we eat on Christmas day. Instead of the traditional roast turkey dinner we served a range of different foods. There was caramelized onion and feta tarts, guacamole, galloping horses (chunks of pineapple topped with crunchy peanut butter, soy sauce and chili).

The next course was prawns - (obviously an obligatory part of Christmas in Australia) served with lime yogurt. Then we had white fish with lemon lentils and a green salad. After a little break there was a meat course of cold roast turkey, marinated pork and we had another couple of salads a potato one and a roast veg cous cous salad.

As if that wasn't enough there was just room for cheesecake and a chocolate bomb with home made mango ice cream.

So you see how it took about 7 hours of sitting around the table to tackle all that!

I was so busy enjoying myself that I didn't take any photos of the day. There are a few shots of the show that the children put on for us complete with costumes and face paints but that's it. So just use your imagination....

So now we're well and truly into the school summer holidays. I'm sitting here in the shade of the afternoon sun watching Sibs and her cousin play mums and dads.

We have been fishing off the jetty which is the usual activity here and we'll light the BBQ and the fire tonight and enjoy a glass of something under the stars.

It's a good way to relax, or to chillax which is the word of the moment for my nine year old. Where do they hear these things?

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas holidays too and I wish you all a very happy new year.

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda,

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8 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Sounds fab Beth, I get very tired of veg and meat but would get lynched if anything else happened! It wasn't so much the dinners at night but the big breakfasts the morning after, everyone stays for obvious reasons!! Last night was first "normal day and night" Al out on his digger ready for yet another building going up?! I might take myself to boundary mill sale later. Booked a week in the Sun, yeah, Going next Sat 7th, counting sleeps already. Have great New Year Wend xxxxxx

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely day. My waistband is feeling a bit tight this week!

  3. What a wonderful time you've been having, Beth! I'm so delighted to hear that. Enjoy every second of it after a long year. Wishing you a sparkling 2012. J x

  4. Hi Beth, glad you had a lovely Christmas. I love the sound of your food, sounds gooooood! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. It has been lovely getting to know you over this past year, and I am looking forward to seeing what you have to post about in the coming year. With love, Linda x

  5. Beth, thankyou for your visit and lovely remarks. Enjoy the rest of your holidays. With much love, Linda x

  6. It is so much fun
    to think of Christmas
    as a jumping off
    point for summer!
    So very different than
    in the Northern Hemisphere,
    as you well know. Enjoy
    every sunbeam and
    rise on the thermometer!
    It's currently 15 F here in
    Minnesota, USA!

    Happy New Year,
    sweet friend....

    xx Suzanne

  7. I love the chook photos. Beth I have just passed on an award to you. Please feel free to accept and pass it on, or not. Deb

  8. What an amazing way to spend Christmas day! It all sounds so good! Love those pics on the jetty! Hope your start to the new year is just as good! X