Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Anticipation

We are in the calm before the storm here at our place; waiting with delicious anticipation for Christmas morning...the girls are counting down the hours.  Our extended family gatherings have been and gone and Christmas day is, for us, a quiet affair with just the five of us at home for the day.  Having been in and out of the kitchen for things like Festive Dip and Granny's Pavlova we are all now looking forward to our Christmas lunch - the makes of which are overflowing from the fridge!

~ Christmas Lunch Menu ~

Main Meal
Baked Glazed Ham
Roast Cherry-stuffed Pork
Roast Potatoes
Asian Salad
Corn Salad

Sticky Date Pudding
Caramel Ice Cream

Our recipes are a collection of favourites sourced from family members and food heroes like Nigella Lawson and Maggie Beer.  Each member of our family has made the requests that make up our menu after my question about what food makes them think of Christmas.  I think really, some of these things are more likely firm favourites and therefore a special meal could not be had without them.  These salads are, after all, not exactly traditional.  Even in a summery Australian Christmas.  And none of us are thrilled with turkey so that has never been part of our meal.

What food makes you think of Christmas?

1 comment:

jude's page said...

Sounds scrumptious lunch food, I am about to do our dessert, which is your pannacotta recipe, topped with strawberries and kiwi fruit.
Have a blessed Christmas.