Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Christmas and bon appetite

This is what my kitchen started out like at 7 am on Christmas Day morning.

And by 1 pm this is how those veggies ended up.

After the family made their way through the first course - with all coming back for seconds and one or two for thirds - it was time for the christmas pudding and for those who do not eat pudding a cheesecake or two and some yummy chocolate fudge.

Somehow the afternoon just got away and it had rolled around to after 4 when it was time for tea or coffee along with some Christmas cake and mince pies for those you had room.

Needless to say the kitchen was closed in our house for dinner last night. Around about 8 oclock hubby and I enjoyed a nice cold glass of sauvignon blanc on the patio and watched the sun set. Tonight's dinner will be leftovers from yesterday and so will tomorrow's dinner.

Christmas day is a time to spend with family and friends enjoying their company along with fun, laughter and sharing a meal which is what our family did yesterday. Lots of lovely presents were received and given.

Happy christmas to all and best wishes for a happy and safe 2011.


Vicki ♥ said...

MMm....Lots of yummy food Karen and sounds like a fabulous Christmas you all had. All the best for the New Year :)
hugs Vicki

miss~nance said...

Sounds like a great Christmas day.

Hugs & Blessings


barb's creations said...

Sounds just like Christmas day should be all,friends and sharing time together over a home-cooked meal :) Barb.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Everything looks delicious Karen. I also put everything in the middle of the table and let each guest take what they like. much easier than asking who doesn't like pumpkin/sweet potato, etc. I also have an enormous gravy jug that came in very handy!
The best part of all is getting together with your loved ones!!! and creating wonderful memories. :-)

Jo said...

Congratulations on a lovely Christmas Dinner. The family will be happy for you to host Christmas every year!