Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Dinner @ Home

This was our Christmas Day dinner at home. It's mostly prepared by our Aunt. The rest of us just eat!
The table all set up! With a flower arrangement given just a few days by her friend.

Dinner Table

We started by having soup. This is tomato and crabmeat bisque.
It was nice. Aunt said this time she is not giving out her recipe, she will trade it for her sister's brownie recipe.  :-)

Tomato Soup

We had the soup with toasted sour bread slices topped with smoked salmon and aunt's yellow capsicum relish. Aunt has been researching and experimenting!

Sourdough Bread with Smoked Salmon and relish

After the soup, the bowls were cleared and next came the Wordorf Salad. (made by yours truly, but it was too salty, I accidently added too much salt! haha) I modified the original salad recipe that you can find online. The red apple, I replaced it with Red Jambu Air. (Red Apple)

Wordorf Salad

We had the salad with the chilled prawn cocktails. The little ones ask for this every year. Why? It's so easy to eat! It's like you can't stop. You just want to eat another and another.... It's nice to have it with salad!
(oh the amount of work to peel all the prawns!)

Prawn Salad

Oh yes, the Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing baked in aunt's kitchen.
If you say, oh not turkey again for Christmas, then you most probably eat the ones made by the supermarkets or catering services. Those are usually dry and cold. It's usually cooked a few days in advance. Yes, we bought them previously and tried many 'suppliers'.

Home roasted turkey taste totally different. When we took the turkey from the oven that has been resting for the last 2 to 3 hours, the juice literally flow out when we held the turkey up.

Home made Roast Turkey

Mix vegetables. A simple stir fry with garlic. So simple yet so nice.
But everyone seems to like all the veg except cauliflowers. :-p

Mix Vegetables

We usually have processed meats, i.e. leg of ham (oh I remember the time we had a whole leg of ham, it took us so long to finish it and so salty too!)
This year, it's healthy eating instead. None of the preserved stuff, but a chunk of good old roast beef.
(I think I should take photos in the kitchen next time, the lighting is better and food looks more tasty! haha)

Roast Beef

We had the above with roast potatoes. After dinner we rested and watched TV.

2 hours later, it was time for dessert. This is the Glenfiddich Mincement Tarts. Aunt says it's uncle's favourite. Yes, it's the Glenfiddich Malt Whiskey brand's Glenfiddich.

Walkers Glenfiddich Mincemeat Tarts

Aunt's sister made these delicious brownies. It's the chewy kind!
Oh yes, we had it with B&Js.
But we found that the brownie is so nice, it nicer to eat it without the ice cream!

Brownies with Ice Cream

Wishing all of you a very Blessed Christmas.

These are just food that feeds the physical body. Have you tasted the food that feeds your soul?
May you find the meaning of Christmas.

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~(_"_) said...

Yumm yumm.

Kenny Mah said...

Ooh, what a lovely home-made Xmas! The brownies look irresistible - but then, I'm always a sucker for anything chocolatey! :P

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adel said...

Merry Xmas! You aunt sure knows how to bring Xmas meal about! Homecook meal during Xmas is unbeatable :)

MCCasey said...

That all looks really good. Recipe for the tarts?

Camemberu said...

You are so lucky to have an aunt who cooks so well!!

That's a stroke of genius - adding rose apples to salad! I should do that too. Thanks for the idea!

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