Christmas Eve 2011 dinner… and the spoils

We had a simple but scrumptious Christmas dinner this year. Just my kind of Christmas dinner, the kind that doesn’t take a whole lot of sweating, slaving and slogging in the kitchen but turns out to be such a hit all the same. With the girls helping this year, it was a case of more hands, light work.

The turkey, fresh out of the oven, looking gorgeous and golden.

The turkey, salad and my special mashed potatoes. All this to go with brown sauce, cranberry sauce and red wine (not shown here because we were so eager to dig in, we forgot to take a picture of the table).

My plate, which subsequently got hijacked by Hip2bDaughter1, as I was busy carving the turkey 😆 .

Christmas is not a religious occasion for us but we love the holiday atmosphere, the spirit of sharing and the fun of it all. If you know us, you know we’re up for any excuse to celebrate!

And to top it off, our shopping (part of it shown here) arrived just in time… on Christmas Eve, if you can believe it! Don’tcha just lurve that little beagle plush toy, too cute!

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One Comment

  • Danielle

    Looks delicious. We had a nice ham and it was really good too. I love having left overs. My boyfriend makes homemade mashed potatoes and they are my favorite!

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