Monday, 27 December 2010

christmas celebrations

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!

alaska cake

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?

6 comments:

  1. Nothing's up for new year's eve. It's going to be depressing cos my sister is leaving.

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  2. Aww. Well I hope you'll end up doing something that puts you in a better mood!

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  3. =D Scrumptious dinner you had there.

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  4. You're so right, it's the laughter and love that makes Christmas really sparkle :) Although that picture of the Christmas tree ornament is pretty wonderfully sparkly too! ;)

    Love the look of the pecan cake...

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  5. ♫°° Querida amiga,

    °º♫ Para você em 2011:

    ° • ♫ "Os sonhos realizados...
    °º ♫°° ♫♫ O amor esperado...
    ° ·. •*• ♫ A esperança renovada..."

    Bj♥s
    Brasil °º♫
    °º
    ° ·.

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