Last Christmas, we had 2 separate christmas celebrations. We had an early christmas lunch on the 17th Dec and then a Christmas dinner with our friends on Christmas Day itself. This year, thankfully, we only had one Christmas celebration that lasted the whole day from 1pm to 11:30pm.
What a perfect way to celebrate Christmas away from home than with your second family - your friends. :)
1. Our posh Christmas set up - with plastic knives and forks to make up for the lack of serving ware
2. Our hosts this Christmas
3. The makeshift Christmas tree
(See that notebook there? It blared christmas carols throughout the whole day)
4. The grog
5. Food, Glorious Food!
Appetisers: Rosemary Infused "Pigs in Blanket" & Smoked Trout w/ Creme Fraiche on crackers (not pictured), Entree: Seared Scallops w/ Orange Butter Sauce, Main: Turkey w/ Wild Mushroom, Bacon and Sausage Meat stuffing, Hampshire Breed Pork Loin Joint w/ stuffing and all the trimmings.
6. What's a Christmas without some caroling?
7. and Kris Kringle
Photo courtesy of B.Wong
8. And last but not least
Dessert: A chocolate tasting plate -
A trio of chocolate delight - dark chocolate mousse, white chocolate and dark chocolate infused with orange and cointreau. Chocolate biscotti (with pistachios and cherries), Pistachio and cranberry biscuits and Matcha Truffles. (not in picture)
And that was our Christmas. :)