My Christmas Dinner 2013

Every year I always declare that I’ll be downsizing my Christmas dinner. Yet somehow the number of dishes that end up on my menu always grows. I think it’s because Christmas is only once a year, and in between Christmases I’m always mentally storing away festive recipes I want to try out. So by the time the yuletide rolls around I have a hugely tough time editing down my recipe list.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures of what I made below. I had a good Christmas this year. How was yours?

Spiced peaches to go with the ham.
Spiced peaches to go with the ham.
Lime and pomegranate onion relish.
Lime and pomegranate onion relish.
Rich and boozy eggnog.
Rich and boozy eggnog.
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Cooking up cranberry sauce.
Spiced nuts for my guests to snack on as they socialise.
Spiced nuts for my guests to snack on as they socialise.
Guacamole and chips.
Guacamole and chips.
Foreground: Turkey gravy; Background: Mushroom soup.
Foreground: Turkey gravy; Background: Mushroom soup.
Pillowy soft and buttery dinner rolls. (Future post?)
Pillowy soft and buttery dinner rolls. (Future post?)
Coleslaw.
Coleslaw.
Sweet potato and carrot mash, spiced up Moroccan-style
Sweet potato and carrot mash, spiced up Moroccan-style.
Peanut and sesame pasta salad.
Peanut and sesame pasta salad.
Sausage and panettone stuffing.
Sausage and panettone stuffing.’
Crunchy roast potatoes.
Crunchy roast potatoes.
The star of the show -- my turkey. A little scorched where the butter pooled but yummy nonetheless.
The star of the show — my turkey. A little scorched where the butter pooled but yummy nonetheless.
Glazed gammon.
Glazed gammon.
And a chocolate pavlova topped with whipped cream and raspberries to end on a sweet note.
And a chocolate pavlova topped with whipped cream and raspberries to end on a sweet note.
Little bags of gingerbread cookies for my guests before they depart.
Little bags of gingerbread cookies for my guests before they depart.


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