Christmas Day 2018

I spent the Day with the Marvel-Ous family and Captain Marvel’s parents, siblings, children  and friends. 

What a feast! Roast dinner with pork, turkey, chicken, lamb and all the trimmings, roast veg, trifle, fruit platter, lamingtons, truffle balls. Sit down Christmas lunch! Delightful. 

The theme was flamingos. As a result, the captivating tree had mainly pink baubles.

The dinner table sat 16 people and was adorned with flamingos, baubles filled with sweets (lollies/candy) and goblets of nuts and other goodies. 

Friends were welcomed warmly into the family celebrations. It was such good fun. I enjoyed myself so much that I did not miss my family. It was busy but relaxing and not time for me to entertain mauling thoughts. My good friend, Captain America (of the Marvel-Ous Melbourne clan, not to be confused with Steve Rogers) summed up the day really well. 

Here is a direct quote:- 

“I thought crackling took out top spot as notable events. Sure it’s self serving compliment but that was some damn fine pork thanks to the people at Weber Q. Your Christmas cake with a spot of custard was transformative and transported me to happy warm memories of Christmas past.
The conversations were as rich as that cake. Full bodied and a lovely texture.
Thankfully nothing was overcooked, the daily temp was within range and portions of conversations left me wanting more yet satisfied at the same time.
We collapsed at home- all hit the pillows, with a satisfied sigh, and were quickly pulled to a deep slumber.”

It was so much fun watching everyone open their Kris Kringle pressies. Squeals of excitement from adults and children alike. I received a George Jensen Christmas tree decoration that I have had my eye on for a while. How did they know? This is why I believe in Santa Claus. 

It was a really lovely day with lots of love, sumptuous food and laughter. 

Here’s a picture of some of the desserts that were on offer. Just some of the desserts.

 Vibrant colours. Isn’t the fruit platter a vision? 

Whatever your traditions or beliefs, I hope you had a wonderful day. 

Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah (in arrears), Happy Holidays, Happy Holydays. 

Meanwhile, two of my YOLO sisters are in Imo State, Nigeria and they have sent updates of some of their meals. 

This is Ofe Oha (Oha Soup) with Eba. Ofe Oha is a traditional soup from the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria. 


My mouth is beginning to water. This is Afang Soup. Traditionally cooked by the Efik and Ibibio people of Southern Nigeria. 




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