Sunday 25th December 2011


Today is the first Christmas I am celebrating in my new home and I am sooooo incredibly happy to have friends and family share it with me. I wanted low fuss throughout the day and to prepare things in advance so that I could spend time socialising and hosting instead of in the kitchen. The late night last night preparing paid off today!

Prawn Cocktail Salad

Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Avocado, Prawns and homemade Prawn Cocktail Sauce

I had heaps of prawns leftover so I wrapped them up with some
prosciutto and baked them in the oven until the prosciutto became crispy.

I made the Potato Bake last night and sliced it up today.

Roasted Pumpkin, Tomato and Rocket Salad with Fetta

I sliced the grape cherry tomatoes in half and baked them in the oven with some olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper to make my own sundried tomatoes. This salad was awesome - I must make it again!

We kick started the eating with the Antipasto that Ling and Shallen brought.

I especially loved the eggplant..

..and the mushrooms!!

We toasted to the occasion with some homemade Egg Nog that Yen Chen made.
Soooo delicious and creamy! And potent!

After stuffing ourselves with antipasto, we migrated to the table for lunch!

My roast chicken turned out really well! I roasted two trays of chicken
thighs in the morning and the stuffing turned out so good!

Ivy and Benoit brought a really gorgeous Ham!

A rather healthy lunch!?

Despite feeling too full, we were still able to fit in some dessert!

Jocelyn made a Summer Berry Cheesecake.

My neighbour made me her gorgeous Trifle and left it in my fridge for me!

Pauline brought some Rocky Road.

Jocelyn also brought some Red Velvet Cupcakes and Shortbread Men.
We also had some of the Hedgehog Slices that I made.

Some of us fell into food comas after lunch.

Later in the evening, a few people returned and I made laksa for supper! Who knows how we could possibly still eat after today's lunch!?

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