It’s the night before Christmas already here in Australia and we have just about finished preparing for the big day. Only a couple more presents to wrap and the ice-cream to set. It has been a really tough end to the year, but we have rallied and are now ready for our two day Christmas festival. With the children now gown up and with commitments of their own, we have had to spread Christmas over two days. Its tough, but we are willing to go there.
This gives us the opportunity to have both the traditional and Australian Christmas fare. My mum and brother love the full english tradition of turkey, ham and plum pudding. I have to admit I have always struggled with this and with Christmas being 35C it isn’t the most fitting for our summer season. The Australian Christmas is usually seafood, mangoes, avocados, ice-cream and loads of fresh berries or it is in our house.
I have been up early and to the market to get all the seafood and fabulous deli treats. My sister and I love to cook, so we are baking for a couple of weeks and have loads of fun planning our festivities.
Now these are something I prepared earlier, in fact I started them last year, but didn’t get them finished on time, so I have finished them for you now, I hope you like my version.
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and everyone just has a lovely day with friends, families and loved ones. I would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words this year, you really keep me going and I appreciate it so much. So have fun everyone I will be.