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!!

Love, Mireille

7 comments:

plantagenet said...

Merry Xmas and happy New Year to you too. The picture is adorable. How did you manage the snow into the foto???
We have arrived in France luckily without snow. We left it all behind in the North! Have a good time.

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas. No snow yet. It's coming tomorrow!

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

Merry Christmas! We had a wet Christmas here in QLD. It rained pretty much all day and its still raining now the day after! Our menu was Roast chicken and lamb, roast veggies, salads. With plum pudding, custard, fruit and pavlova and cream for dessert. Only one thing would have made it better - the pitter patter of little feet. Oh well, there is always next year I hope.

Gem said...

Merry Christmas, I love your Christmas photo

Annie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that card! The girls look so beautiful and festive! Merry Christmas Mireille! I didn't do a card this year as I was SO busy at work and at home, I thought it would relieve my stress to skip a card. Well, I think it stressed me out more not being able to send a card out! So next year, no skipping it for sure!

Maci Miller said...

Wow, that sounds like a really cool Christmas! Can't believe the spread you put out! I'm too ashamed to even tell you what I made! Let's just say it was pretty simple!

We got a lot of snow but it's so cold and windy out and Ruby has a cold so we are gonna wait another day to go out in it. Ruby was all giddy yesterday to go out but today she could care less so we are glad!

Enjoy the warmth!! Merry Christmas hugs to the girls from us! Love the photo...with or without the snow! :-)

Leah and Maya said...

How strange to have summer at Christmas, although swimming sounds pretty nice. Definetly winter here. We went sledding with cousins. Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

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