Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Dinner

We had a massive roast turkey, with roast potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce and peas. And gravy. A simply divine gravy I made from scratch, from pan drippings only, not a drop of packet mix anywhere, and it was SUPERB, the best gravy I've ever made.

As usual I'm too busy eating, drinking and running around getting stuff to take many photos, but here's one with the main elements - turkey and champagne! The turkey being carved by a guest, since Kanji chickened out and I was too busy microwaving mashed potatoes and decanting gravy.

Dessert! From the top, Bailey's cheesecake, Christmas cake, cookies and donuts, pavlova with strawberries, kids' trifle with pink sprinkles and Sherry trifle with chocolate drops being stolen by Erica. At least she fed them to me after she stole them. Note the barely touched turkey...

Cameron and Georgia going to work on the big bird

Left, Cameron the turkey man, right, Cameron and David with Erica the chocolate thief

Kanji's friend Ken, wife Riko and son Sora. Daugher Shido was playing Licca dolls so intently with Amy and Lena that when they left, they left her here! She stayed with Lena in the big bed and game was resumed in the morning. On the right - I really was seriously photographically challenged this night! This is best, the ONLY shot of Cameron and Georgia doing the aunt and uncle thing and playing a game of Life with Amy

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