Sunday, July 30, 2006

Christmas In July

Christmas in July is a very popular holiday usually celebrated by people in the US. It’s hasn’t been something that we have celebrated in the past, but seeing that Sarah now lives in Israel (where they don’t celebrate Christmas) we had to hold a Christmas just for her. In the weeks leading up to it, we each picked out a KK in a secret ballot and the budget was set at $10 (no one EVER sticks to budget!).

With Christmas Carols playing in the background, decorations throughout the house and us being all together again it absolutely felt like Christmas!

Left: The Chefs who put on a feast for us! Right: The Pig The Taste Tester

The Entree: Smoked Salmon with halloumi cheese on top of a mixed salad dressed with balsamic vinegar and a dash of lemon juice, Garlic bread.
The Mains:
Baked Cream potatoes, roast chicken with stuffing, marinated ox tongue, garlic mushrooms, sweet potato and a mixed salad with parmesan

Dessert:
Chocolate cake, homemade fruit tarts & a Chocolate Christmas log (great job on the icing Nikki!). Not pictured is the Vanilla cake and Pineapple tarts.
Then came the presents.......

and the laughter...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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3 comments:

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

What a fab Xmas in July. And what a spread (I love that chocolate log!). I didn't realise Xmas in July was celebrated in the States. I always thought it was an Aussie thing so we could eat lots of turkey and Xmas pud without overheating and collapsing in crazed humidity.

PiCkLeS said...

haha thanks Helen, dinner at the Westwoods is always bound to be good! You know it could be an Australian thing, but I always see American sites advertise Xmas in July so I just thought it was American.

thegreatwhitehope said...

I think it is an Aussie thing, but not one that I have ever celebrated. Be a good way to get more presents though.