Christmas Day 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m still so full from gorging myself on Christmas Day that I probably don’t need to eat again until Easter!!

How did you spend your Christmas Day? Were you a host or a visitor?

I did both! Hubby and I went to his parents place for a champagne breakfast with the family. We had a big ham and egg fry up, opened some gifts and headed back to our place to start preparing lunch for my family.

It was by far the best Christmas Day I can remember, despite that crappy Sydney weather. My entire family came over and we ate fresh prawns, garlic & lemon scallops, ham, warm potato salad, mango & macadamia salad (thanks Sarah) for lunch. Hubby made a big patch of Pimms to wash it down with.

A nap after lunch would have been lovely, but the drinks were flowing and the laughter was addictive.

We cleared the table and then started preparing for dinner; Maple glazed ham, sage & cranberry stuffed turkey, roasted root veggies, feta & tomato salad (thanks Aubrie), minted peas, lots of French Champagne!! Dessert was a hit also. My Mum made her famous Xmas Pudding and I whipped up a Berry Trifle!

Here are my fav highlights of the day:

Sonny and his new toys

Sonny and his new toys

Benji's obsession with balls continues

Benji’s obsession with balls continues

Benij's new Hawaiian shirt from Aunty Jodie

Benij’s new Hawaiian shirt from Aunty Jodie

My brother in law Reegan and his girlfriend Paloma gave each other the exact same gift!

My brother in law Reegan and his girlfriend Paloma gave each other the exact same gift!

The table is set for Christmas lunch!

The table is set for Christmas lunch!

Little details

Little details

Most of the gifts are for my nephew Archie!

Most of the gifts are for my nephew Archie!

My berry trifle!!

My berry trifle!!

I hope your Christmas Day was filled with as much love, laughter, happy memories and amazing food as mine was.

PS – Mother Nature, if you’re reading this, I’d love to request some super hot weather next year xx

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2 Comments

  • Looks like an awesome Christmas you had there chick and yes I agree next year… sunshine please. We were visitors this year which was nice, but I didnt think this Christmas actually felt that Christmassy as the lead up was so crazy. anyway, looking forward to the New Year ahead and following your adventures xx

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