This was our Christmas Day dinner at home. It’s mostly prepared by our Aunt. The rest of us just eat!
The table all set up! With a flower arrangement given just a few days by her friend.
We started by having soup. This is tomato and crabmeat bisque.
It was nice. Aunt said this time she is not giving out her recipe, she will trade it for her sister’s brownie recipe. 🙂
We had the soup with toasted sour bread slices topped with smoked salmon and aunt’s yellow capsicum relish. Aunt has been researching and experimenting!
After the soup, the bowls were cleared and next came the Wordorf Salad. (made by yours truly, but it was too salty, I accidently added too much salt! haha) I modified the original salad recipe that you can find online. The red apple, I replaced it with Red Jambu Air. (Red Apple)
We had the salad with the chilled prawn cocktails. The little ones ask for this every year. Why? It’s so easy to eat! It’s like you can’t stop. You just want to eat another and another…. It’s nice to have it with salad!
(oh the amount of work to peel all the prawns!)
Oh yes, the Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing baked in aunt’s kitchen.
If you say, oh not turkey again for Christmas, then you most probably eat the ones made by the supermarkets or catering services. Those are usually dry and cold. It’s usually cooked a few days in advance. Yes, we bought them previously and tried many ‘suppliers’.
Home roasted turkey taste totally different. When we took the turkey from the oven that has been resting for the last 2 to 3 hours, the juice literally flow out when we held the turkey up.
Mix vegetables. A simple stir fry with garlic. So simple yet so nice.
But everyone seems to like all the veg except cauliflowers. :-p
We usually have processed meats, i.e. leg of ham (oh I remember the time we had a whole leg of ham, it took us so long to finish it and so salty too!)
This year, it’s healthy eating instead. None of the preserved stuff, but a chunk of good old roast beef.
(I think I should take photos in the kitchen next time, the lighting is better and food looks more tasty! haha)
We had the above with roast potatoes. After dinner we rested and watched TV.
2 hours later, it was time for dessert. This is the Glenfiddich Mincement Tarts. Aunt says it’s uncle’s favourite. Yes, it’s the Glenfiddich Malt Whiskey brand’s Glenfiddich.
Aunt’s sister made these delicious brownies. It’s the chewy kind!
Oh yes, we had it with B&Js.
But we found that the brownie is so nice, it nicer to eat it without the ice cream!
Wishing all of you a very Blessed Christmas.
These are just food that feeds the physical body. Have you tasted the food that feeds your soul?
May you find the meaning of Christmas.