Friday 25th December '09


Having decided to work Christmas this year, Adrijana and I enjoy a quiet little lunch together.

Creamy Garlic, Chilli & Basil Prawns Salad

Brown Brothers Moscato

Adrijana also brought in some home made Croatian sweets. I forgot to ask her to write all their names down so I'll update them later.

Back at home, I had a quick snack before going out to dinner.

Prawns in Bee Hoon Soup


Mum got the time wrong so instead of arriving at 7pm, we got there at the time we thought it started - 7:30pm. Everyone must have been famished while waiting for us so we all dug right in.

entree: Mango Salad

and Oysters Naturale

main: Lobster 2 Ways

with Olive Rice

Uncle Fong had timed the cooking of the lobsters so that they would be ready at 7pm so they were a little dry when we got to them. I felt so bad! I know how important timing is when it comes to plating up. I need to time every individual part of a dish so that it doesn't get overcooked, isn't undercooked, or goes cold waiting for other bits and pieces to cook. I felt the heartache.

Despite this, the lobsters were divine! Uncle Fong did them two ways - half was lobster mornay and the other half was with a garlic butter. Delicious! I was about half way through the garlic butter half when Vernon asked why I was making a 'mmm' sound after every mouthful. I didn't realise that I was doing that out loud! It was so good that I was moaning at every mouthful! haha

Vegetables, and the Bacon & Mustard Potato Salad that I made, using fresh thyme from our garden.

We also had a Ham that Victoria helped to glaze.

Some of our lobster shells.

Vernon. The master of disguise.

dessert: Sago in Syrup

I don't know what the name for the syrup is, but it tasted alot like gulab jamans that I've had before. Sweet, but not sickly sweet. To accompany dessert, Uncle Fong opened a bottle of Canadian Icewine. Mum enjoyed it so she wants to claim the bottle (that Christina sent back to me from Vancouver) as her own.


Me in Vernon's silly glasses.

I brought some giftwrapped bundles of sweets and the butter cookies I made for the kids' gifts.

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