#49. Make Christmas Lunch from scratch
And it came out Fabulous!
We planned on a cold lunch. Mom in law made leg of lamb (it’s a given and there’s no getting out of it). Oh, and she made a noodle-curry salad that Dad in law wanted. The rest was all my cooking 😉
Made stuffed chicken breasts that I sliced into ‘wheels’ when it cooled and set a bit. Made little meatballs (Henk’s order); filled eggs and ‘groen balletjies’ – recipes in Kook en Geniet; Maryke’s potato salad; and found a new trifle recipe in Huisgenoot. Couldn’t find any meringue in Spar, so I made my own – nearly burned out my hand mixer in the process. Who knew 4 egg whites can fluff up so much! We’re still munching on leftover meringues. (Will post the trifle recipe soon.)
Splurged a bit with the decorations – theme colours were silver, grey and blue. See my DIY napkin rings here. Hung some silver and blue balls from the ceiling, silver crackers on the table, silver chocolate balls and silver candles formed the a little centrepiece. And I actually had to rent the napkins from the events planner since I couldn’t find any in our shops
You know people are enjoying your food when silence dawns on your table.
Next year it’s a Maré Christmas.