Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas lunch/dinner 2009

Ok so I cheated and bought a gingerbread kit from Aldi's. I figured I'd have so much to do and it would be fun to have the little guy help out that the kit was the least stressful and most convenient. It's a great kit and very easy to assemble (with the instructions printed on the back of the box). However, it did not taste that great. We left most of it behind. Onto the gingerbread train followed by the Christmas spread.

Kit comes with all you see here

You have to make your own royal icing which they give a recipe for. I think it was 2 cups of icing sugar, 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. The lemon juice makes it extra sticky.

Starting the piping

Beginning to resemble a train

Comes with a carriage to fill up

End result
What was left of the train after the grubber hands got to it

So for Christmas lunch (which continued on till dinner), we had the traditional roast turkey with pine nut stuffing

Lemon oregano roasted eggplant potato from Coconut & Lime
Recipe here

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon plated ($19.95 for 1kg @ Aldi)

Balmain Bugs ($32/kg @ Fish Markets)

Fresh Tiger Prawns ($27/kg @ Fish Markets)

Tasmanian Rock Oysters ($13.90 per dozen @ Fish Markets)

The cold seafood spread as our entree (and on the bottom right Amra brought over her chilli chicken and mushroom tarts which were gorgeous!)

Since the hot food didn't fit on the table we had to use the kitchen counter as well and we just had to maneuver around as best we could.
Zucchini, Sqaush & Tomato Slice with Crunchy Topping.

Front right is a Spinach, egg, corn and pine nut salad
Left - leg of ham

Front left - Turkey sliced up
Front right - leg of ham

Turkey all sliced up

For dessert we had Christmas pudding with custard and Chhay made a delicious trifle but I forgot to take photos (boooooo!). It was the perfect way to finish off a lovely Christmas dinner.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!


  1. Amazing looking spread! I would have just dived into that cold seafood spread quite happily and not come up for air! Merry Christmas Brenda! :D

  2. What a cute train and a fabulous Xmas spread! LOL at what became of the train. Hope you and your family had a Merry Xmas, and wishing you all the best in 2010.

  3. Next year Team MooBear is gate crashing your Christmas Party!!!

    xo Steph

  4. The train is so cute and adorable! What a lovely christmas dinner you had!

  5. Hi NQN - Hahahah you like seafood that much hey? Thanks!

    Hi Cakelaw - thank you! It was a bit of a train-wreck LOL!!! I'm so sad sometimes....

    Hey Steph - next year? You think I'm crazy enough to attempt THAT again??? LOL!

    Hey Ellie - Thank you! It's great to have all the family over, crazy, but wonderful all the same : )