Sunday night is normally our family dinner night, but this week we decided to do something a little different.
I have always wanted to hold a Christmas in July dinner, so last night we did just that. All the Christmas food delights to be enjoyed during the cool Canberra winter, rather than the normal summer heat? Yes please!!
The menu was jam packed with wonderful Christmas goodies.
With each family member contributing to the Christmas spread.
I made bruschetta to start - with fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil.
Mr BBB's mum brought a lovely smoked ham.
Mr BBB's sister contributed a delightful roast pork - complete with crackling for those who are so inclined.
Also on the menu was a turkey roll, marinated in a light cranberry sauce.
Together with a heaping of roasted veggies wonderfully prepared by Mr BBB's niece - carrots, sweet potato, beetroot, potatoes and onions.
And a serving of carrots and asparagus on the side.
All together now.
I had a little of everything – and in true Christmas spirit – I went back for seconds of the roast veggies!
I did, however, save room for what was an impressive looking dessert - prepared by niece no. 2!
Chocolate mousse - layered on strawberries and blueberries.
So rich, but oh so delicious.
Coupled with some choc dipped strawberries - because strawberries were on special this week and I couldn’t resist making these little sweet treats.
Wow – it really was a fantastic evening – filled with great company and wonderful food (and made all the more easier by the power of delegation!). With so much food, however, I can understand why we only have Christmas once a year ;)
What about you? What is your favourite "Christmas" meal?
PS – I received a few questions about the ANU Food Co-op – which I visited over the weekend. For my local readers - check out their website here - which gives you all the location details and product info!
Happy Baking :)