Christmas is a beautiful time of the year whereby the whole family comes together talking over an ice cold mojito in one hand and a cheese cracker in the other! Living rooms that were once lit up by a single floor lamp are now adorned by hundreds of fairy lights and christmas ornaments. The smiles, the presents, the laughters, the memories, the warming hugs, and best of all, the one thing we ALL look forward too, THE FOOOOD! Oh sorry, I meant the ‘family togetherness’ ;P
This post will feature more pictures than text regarding our little Christmas family lunch. I’ve always gone for the usual green-red-white theme but this year I decided to ‘try’ and have a gold and white theme. Hope you enjoy the family fun!
Our little corner Christmas tree! It was the first year we ever did the old tradition of ‘Secret Santa’ and I got the most creative gift from my sister – a jewellery wall organiser (I am currently re-decorating my room and will post the gift on my Room Renovation post so keep a look at out lovelies).
No christmas is christmas without some sort of fancy drink! Mum’s speciality is a fruit punch with lemon, strawberries, mint, cucumbers, lemonade, and ginger ale! Easy peasy!
We’re living in Australia therefore, a pavlova (or shall I say Pav), is a NECESSITY! Mum’s secret recipe never ever and I mean NEVER, disappoints!
And last but not least, the highlight of our gorge session, the fresh charcuterie made and designed by no one other than us – a couple o’ GENIUSES right here! Let me break this heavenly-looking delight for you;
Guava dripping sauce, grapes (duh), BBQ rice crackers, sour cream Ritz crackers (a must try), cheese sticks, cherries, cranberry sauce, brie cheese, feta cheese, ham, and pork jerky.
Turkey, swiss cheese, bread crackers, bocconcini (the one thing my sister and I live and breath on)!
Pepper and red chilli flake salami and lastly, double brie.
And this ladies and gentlemen, was the whole setup;
I hope each and every one of you had a joyous and cherry Christmas!
Much love from Sugar And Shoes xxx