Next Monday is Christmas Eve so this is the final week to organise ourselves enough so that we enjoy the festivities as much as the rest of the family. We're having our family lunch on Boxing Day and we'll have eight adults and two toddlers here. The menu is:
- Homemade guacamole with corn chips
- Yoghurt cheese with homemade chilli jam and crackers
- Leg of ham
- Cold roast chicken
- Potato salad
- Garden salad
- Homemade beetroot and kimchee
- Tropical fruit pavlova - homemade pav using six egg whites, local fruit
- Homemade vanilla ice cream using the six egg yolks
- Homemade ginger beer
SNACKS AFTER LUNCH WHILE WATCHING THE CRICKET
- Chocolate truffles
- After dinner mints
- Home roasted cashews and macadamias
I've just made the yoghurt for the cheese, the chilli jam is in the fridge.
Ginger beer is on the go.
Will make the dip after breakfast on the day.
Roast the chickens the day before so the house stays cool.
I have my eye on IGA's KR leg ham which starts a week-long sale tomorrow. I'll go shopping on Wednesday, when I get a 5% seniors' discount and 5% discount for using my swipe card, and pick up the ham, a pork leg roast, free range chickens and some fresh salad.
I'll start making ice in the chest freezer tomorrow so we'll have plenty of ice. On Thursday I'll prepare the guest rooms and do a big cleanup, then I'll be right until I cook the chickens on Christmas day.
What's on your list this week? I hope you've been able to get yourself organised and on track for the festivities.
Don't forget to check the threads on the forum today. There are a lot of Christmas threads over there now so if you're looking for ideas and motivation, that is the place to go.