Saturday, December 25, 2010
a White Xmas!
Merry Xmas all!! Since we don't have snow... I just create my own :-)
Are you having a WHITE Xmas?? I know all of our family is having loads of snow in Europe, but we are in the middle of summer... so a poolside BBQ is what we are having for our Xmas dinner. With Cold Cucumber soup, Coconut/Chili prawns, berry sorbet with pomegranate rubies and sparkling rose, Cedar wood plank Salmon, Beef, Lamb on the BBQ, roasted potatoes, salad with beetroot and feta, and green beans with fresh peas and mint.... YUM YUM YUM!! oh and lychee panacotta and a fresh made plum tart...
This is what we had last night for Xmas eve, we dined outside and the kids opened gifts in between each course... they were so excited! We had some friends over from St.Petersburg-Russia, Tony and Lynne and my dear friend Tehmina with her husband Nadeem, daughter Zoha and son Khizer, and the grandmom was there as well. For them a first Xmas ever (they are muslim)... so that made it extra special for all of us!!
Fresh, light, summer dishes, a dip in the pool, opening gifts, listening to Xmas carols while it is really hot outside... just a different experience...
What is your Xmas like?? What are your dishes and traditions??
Enjoy no matter where you are, if it is cold or hot, it's the time to be jolly!!
And... I want to say a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DAD, my friend LARA, and another friend STEVE! They all celebrate their Bday today!! Lot's of love to you all!! I hope you have a wonderful and special day today!!