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    Sunday, December 23, 2007

    How NOT to decorate your Christmas Ham

    It’s Christmas Eve and everything is almost done. All the presents wrapped

    Food organised.

    Wine organised.

    Excellent.

    Our Friends the Heinzies from Napier have come to stay...
    Mr Heinz our clever gardener is trying to make sense of my wilderness

    This how those pots looked last year...I was very proud.

    Somehow this year it’s got away from me.
    But I’m sure it will look wonderful when he has finished.

    Had to do this blog as I couldn’t resist posting this picture of
    Our supermarket’s dressed ham
    It is so over the top what a wonderful Christmas Card, it would make.
    So I hope everyone has a wonderful feast.
    This is our menu


    MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY
    AT
    THE NOBLE HOUSEHOLD


    TO START WITH PRE-LUNCH DRINKS
    PRAWNS EX BBQ
    GOATS CHEESE TART

    THE MAIN EVENT
    COCA COLA GLAZED HAM
    BEAUTIFUL FILET BEEF
    STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
    SALMON COOKED IN ORANGE JUICE WITH CAPERS

    A GREEN, BROAD AND WHITE BEAN SALAD
    TOSSED WITH GARLIC INFUSED OIL AND FETA
    TOPPED WITH CHERRY TOMATOES

    BIG BOWL OF BUTTERED PEAS

    BIG BOWL OF JERSEY BENNE POTATOES

    THEN TO SWEETEN US UP
    HELEN’S FAMOUS CHRISTMAS PUD
    WITH BRANDY BUTTER
    PAVLOVA WITH FRESH CREAM AND BERRIES
    TRAFFIC LIGHT JELLIES

    AND FOR LATE AFTERNOON PICKIN’S

    CHEESE BOARD WITH CHERRIES
    SNAGS AND PLASTIC WHITE BREAD GLAZED WITH TOMATO SAUCE

    A VERITABLE XMAS FEAST!

    I can't wait!!!

    5 comments:

    Asha said...

    Merry Christmas and happy new year Gilli, have fun. Menu looks good. We are having Honey baked Ham too!:))
    See you in the new year.

    sososimple said...

    We certaiunly will have fun

    Looking forwad to the Coco Cola Ham
    All the best to you and your family
    Cheers

    katiez said...

    That all sounds wonderful, Gilli! I don't know if I can make it on time...but I do wish I could try.
    We're being quiet this year...but I do have a lovely chunk of beast that's going in to the oven in about 5 minutes! And the champagne is cold....

    Arfi Binsted said...

    Dear Gilli,
    I don't know why everytime I click on your link, it doesn't take me to your blog, so I have to find your link on Barbara's sidebar. There I can go visit you here. Just to greet you Happy Christmas and
    enjoy the New Year 2008!!

    Cheers,
    ab

    so simple said...

    Hi Katie and Arfi sorry it has taken me so long to answer…we are now in Whangaroa Harbour Far North New Zealand in the beautiful sunshine We have been out of range but I think we are right now.
    Christmas was really fun and now we are enjoying the new year I shall be posting as often as the computer will let me!!!
    Happy 2008
    Arfi not sure why it doesn't connect but glad you can get me through Barbara