Writing this post has become an annual thing for me now and it's really helpful to have all my ideas in one place, and to be able to look back on what worked and what didn't for the following year.
This year we are hosting dinner on Christmas Eve and then heading down to my mother-in-law's place for lunch on Christmas Day.
For the first time we are doing a predominantly cold Christmas lunch. It makes a lot of sense given the climate here and I love seafood, but I will miss the roast turkey (and all the leftovers that go along with it). I'm already thinking though that we will buy a turkey after Chistmas when everything is on sale and do a roast for New Years Day instead.
Crackers, fruit, cheese, pate and chocolates
Slow cooked lamb shanks with rosemary and redcurrants
Roast vegetable mash
Steamed seasonal greens
Dairy free custard
Coconut and mango parfaits
Seafood platter with smoked salmon, tiger prawns and accompaniments
Lemon myrtle chicken
Barbecued side of salmon
Beans with cherry vinagrette
Lemon curd and raspberry jelly trifle
This is my last post for 2014. I am going to unplug and have as little screen time as possible for the next few weeks (although I still have lots of study to cram in!).
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday. See you in 2015! xx