Monday, December 19, 2011
The Husband and The Child are on their way home after another successful camping trip. I chose to make the most of their absence by cleaning the whole house in preparation for Christmas - and now the house is spotless. I've got an hour, I reckon, before they drag sand, twigs and general camping grime across the pristine floors...
In the meantime, I've been putting the Christmas menu together. So far the options are:
Stone's ginger wine & Frangelico sparkling cocktail
glazed ham with carmelised onion relish
roast spatchcocks with chorizo and sage stuffing
peas with pancetta and mint
roast kipfler potato salad
pavolva with cherries, berries and passionfruit
mini fruit-mince cheesecakes
Lulu's choc truffles
We usually barbecue a turkey (true) but we're going to be radical and shake it up this year.
The only definite on the list is the ham, as I've ordered a lovely free-range one from the same deli that we buy our favourite sliced ham from during the year.
Might do some things on Christmas Eve and some on Christmas Day. Might change it all (though The Husband is sure to go for the spatchcocks with chorizo, as he'd happily eat chorizo stuffed with chorizo all year round) once I've consulted the others.
That's the fun of planning.