The day was warm and sunny for our christmas lunch with Neal's family and my Mum. Janet was down from Port Macquarie, leaving Eric at home to spend time with his daughter and other family.
Mark's three girls enjoyed receiving their presents from the adults, and Jessica bought us gifts with her own money (courtesy of mummy, for her school efforts this year).
We had cold ham, warm turkey breast, a potato galette, baked potatoes and kumara, a spicy bean and tomato bake with fetta (c/- Alan & Barb), slices of zucchini frittata and vegetarian sausage rolls. We should also have had a pasta salad with cranberries and pistachio, and red, green & white cocktail onions, which in the rush I plum forgot to put out!
For pudding we had Alan's signature Key Lime Pie, and I made my plum pudding ice-cream again, and mini pavs and cream just in case.
Janet made a christmas cake which the girls decorated, I made my first christmas fruit cake, and Mark brought along a traditional german Stollen. And coconut ice with glace cherries and pistachios to top it all off.
|our little tree and gifts|
|My 'little' mother and me|
|Alan, Sarah and Barb|
|Opening Alan & Barb's presents|
|Maybe the cook has had a few too many already?|
|Isabelle seems pleased . .|
|Janet and Margaret|
|Sarah, reading intently|
|Some new clothes . . .|
|Why so serious?|
|Janet, Isabelle and Margaret|
|Hoola hoops - are in again ...|
|Potato, sage and cheese and galette (all by Neal), but a devil to cut!|
|Sarah trying to look fierce in her leopard facepaint|