|christmas tree decorations|
Hello, hope you've all been having a lovely weekend of celebrations - I know I certainly did! My family isn't in Melbourne at the moment, but I had a wonderful time with friends. And of course, I ate a lot...
This fat slice of pecan cake was my breakfast on the eve of Christmas, courtesy of Simon's housemate Anthony, who received it as a gift and very generously said that we could help ourselves. Crunchy with pecan nuts and chewy with candied fruits, this was a delicious loaf of home-baked goodness.
|a slice of pecan cake|
On Christmas Day itself we went to a friend's place and were treated to a very satisfying Christmas lunch...
|christmas lunch table decorations|
Potatoes, onions, corn and peas surround the star of the show - roast pork with apple sauce and gravy. I had a second helping. And maybe even a third...
|roast pork with gravy and apple sauce|
I still had room for dessert though. A perfectly baked Alaska cake, complete with an inviting layer of ice cream, beckoned. Can't say no to that!
We ended up staying for dinner as well, a scrumptious one of roast pork sandwiches constructed with lunch leftovers, fresh vegetables from the garden and home-baked bread.
But it wasn't just the eating and drinking that made the day, of course. Filled with chatter and laughter, this was a day made lovely with the pleasure of friendship and good company. We are very lucky indeed! I know not everyone celebrates Christmas - I wasn't planning on it this year - but I couldn't have asked for more.
What did you get up to for Christmas, and what have you got planned for New Year's Eve?