Christmas, what a fantastic time of year! Its where places come alive with family, food and celebrations. Our family (including extended) come together every year to celebrate this occasion. Our yearly ritual (similar to others) is present time in the morning followed by a mammoth feast. The thing that makes us a little different is the dessert! We tend to have more dessert options than mains! This is followed by an afternoon nap before indulging in more food!
DATE: 25th Dec 2012 (of course!)
VENUE: Cowra, Country NSW.
FLICKS TAKE ON THE NIGHT:
I swear it was only 1 month ago we were celebrating Christmas in 2011, however 2012 has flown by and BAM Christmas is here again. In saying this, I do love Christmas. I would put it as my favourite time of the year. Family, presents, more presents and best of all, a few weeks of hard core eating!
I was in charge of the family feast with help from my partner in crime- Genevieve. Our celebration reflected Australian Style including prawns, freshly shucked oysters (Thanks Mr FYF) and of course a cooked ham and turkey.
Little Sebastian loving presents
My sister, mum and I had the majority of the food made on Chrissy eve with only a few things needed to be done on Christmas day- the best way. One tradition is mums pavolva. Many shells don’t make the cut, as they are not absolutely perfect.
Table Decorations including homemade Bon Bons
Within 10 mins of the feast been over, all of us were indulging in a nap!
Crashed out (note this is not a set up shot- they were both fast asleep within an hour).
Lime and Macadamia cooked Ham
Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Prosciutto with stuffing balls (fig and pistachio)
Crunchy parsnips with parmesan and polenta
Roast carrots with Pine nuts
Popcorn Prawns with aioli
Fresh cooked prawns
Large pacific oysters
Waldorf salad with prosciutto
The Christmas Feast!!!
Mums Famous pavlova
Adults Chocolate Mousse
Lemon Cheesecake with salted caramel sauce
Candy cane and marshmallow macarons
Berry ice cream slab
Here is for another Year.
I hope you also had an awesome Chrissy filled with fun, family and food. Thank you to my readers for their comments and love over the past year.
A new addition to the McLaren Family- Daisy with my dog Bruce Wayne