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It's Christmas Today

Posted by Lakshmi

Saturday, 25 December 2010



Christmas started on a right footing with a beautiful weather - no raining !  The day started off with " Ho.. Ho.. Ho.. Merry Christmas " greetings to my family and  opening presents around the Christmas tree.  Since we had attended the late night  Mass yesterday  on Christmas Eve, we did not have to go to Church today and so had a leisurely breakfast  of Croissants and  sausages  with my children and husband .  I don't take sausages, so I had coffee and  toast.  ( saving calories in exchange for the gargantuan Christmas lunch, actually ! )

Lunch was a big family affair in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur  with all my 6 sisters  in-law, their husbands and children, making a grand total of 17.   I had  baked a perfect tasting bread pudding with orange sauce, recipe courtesy of my good friend Norita,  as my  dessert contribution to the Christmas lunch table .

This year, the lunch was more of an Asian flavour - the  long table groaning with Mutton Masala, Thai Prawn Curry, Nyonya Deep Fried Fish with Assam Sauce, Roasted Eggplant, Tofu with Angled Loofah Chinese Style, Bittergourd Prawns,  Naan Bread and Briyani Rice.  The traditional Christmas lunch of   Roast Chicken with Chestnut  stuffing with  Black Pepper Sauce  ( a welcome change instead of turkey )  Cold Cuts of Ham with Pineapple Rings , Mushroom & Onion Quiche Coleslaw, and Jacket Potatoes with Sour Cream were also laid on the table.  So now you understand when I said the table was 'groaning' ?   The customary wine  toasting was with a delightful and fruity Australian Riesling . Dessert was Turkish Delight , Belgium Dark Chocolates  and black coffee.  That was lunch !

To shake off all the gross calories, we had a Punjabi Bangra dancing session  and continued it with  Shakira's ' Hips don't lie '  the African Waka Waka  ,  Gloria Gaynor's ' I'll Survive ' , etc... etc...... you get the picture....................................................

For afternoon tea, we had the traditional Christmas Fruit Cake and the Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce.  It was late evening when we reached home.

Gosh! that was a real heavy meal and as I am writing this, I don't want to think about food for the next two days...........................!  Am starting off by skipping dinner today.


The pics below show Norita with her painted apron and scenery








You must try out Norita's Bread Pudding  - the best I've eaten  and so easy to make but as I'm kinda   sleepy right now ,  you have to wait for my next update la .........................................................



Happy reading and painting  and  since Christmas mood is still in the air, Merry Christmas to all


Lakshmi

1 Response to It's Christmas Today

  1. Blossom inch

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I have to meet you soon, my hand is itching to paint la...

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