I had lunch at E and N's place this year, and N's side of the family joined us for the celebrations. It was a strange weather day. Normally Christmas is warm, sunny and hot. This year it was cold, grey and wet. How bizarre! It wasn't a day to be out in the backyard pool or horse around playing cricket.
But we still had a lovely lunch filled with a few salads, glazed ham, chicken rolls stuffed with apricots and herbs, roast potatoes, home grown cherry tomatoes. Of the salads, there were 2 new types that I had not seen or tried before. There was the mango, avocado, rocket leaves salad served with caramelised balsamic vinegar. And there was a kale salad which was finely chopped and served with a balsamic vinegar dressing, shaved almonds and grated cheese. Both were delicious.
For dessert, we had Mangomisu served with a raspberry sauce, Christmas pudding served with brandy custard and a Sacher torte. An interesting mix, but I think they were all very well received by the group.
All in all, a lovely day spent chatting, the kids playing away, eating, relaxing and totally enjoying Christmas!
And how about you? How did you spend your Christmas? I would love to hear from you on how you fared.