Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Stalk my Noms: Christmas Day Chow Down

The Spread
Here's a preview to our Christmas spread. I picked up the seafood from my friend's house on Christmas eve. This is the second year of ordering seafood through her and honestly I do not think I will go back to fighting crowds at Victoria Market. My order this year was raw prawns 2kg, one crayfish and one dozen of oysters. Winning! WINNING!


The Breakfast
I rewind you back to the breakfast. Avo on toast and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. I love smoked salmon but cannot eat much of it. And you will notice one of those lovely balls again. Those balls should be in every dish, seriously.. balls. After I had breakfast, Pickles and I played with Mr Potato head. He later ran off somewhere else and I fell asleep. I fell asleep people! And I slept for 3hours and woke up at lunchtime. Still in my PJs.. I ran to the shower and quickly changed. Meanwhile .... this already happened! 

The Ham
The ham was baked and glazed while I was sleeping. This year our ham is 2.5kg (thank goodness smaller than last year) and from Happy Valley Free Range. It tasted amazeballs and Mick took pictures of the cooking process if anyone is interested in a recipe. Free range ham is really expensive, if I told you how much it cost you guys would pass out. But it's once a year.. and grandma taught me to eat well and save on other things. The problem is that I also spend way too much on other things!!

The Cray Cray
Then the cray cray... Check this bad boy out. It is so yummy and I am now converted. I think I would rather have this than prawns now. Honestly, so good! This was split already and seriously, how good does that look?

Chow Down begins
That's a picture of my plate. Loaded up with garlic prawns, crayfish, salad, oysters and glazed ham. The oyster was so creamy and plump, the ham just so tasty. Cray.. well, cray is my new love. Garlic prawns.. mmmm and my yummy salad! As long as there are those balls in there again and avo - I'm there!


Le Petit Gateau sélections
Dessert was a selection of yummies from Le Petit Gateau. Can't be stuffed organising dessert just for ourselves. On Christmas eve, we were heading to the city anyway. So we picked up - from left - Chocolate Brownie Gateau, Green tea cake, Hazelnut mille feuille. Without a doubt, the green tea is just going to be a hot favourite in this house for next time. My goodness .. get yourself to Le Petit Gateau and thank me next time.

What are you doing for your holidays? I'm just about sick of looking at leftover food and not being able to eat out! I actually had to cook leftovers today - more on that in another post. We also made strawberry ice cream with a $25 Aldi ice cream machine. The recipe was fantastic! And I can't wait to have it tonight when it is frozen hard. Other than that, I'm wanting to go to the Boxing day sales. Anyone braved it today? Merry Christmas once again!!





20 comments:

  1. That crayfish looks amazing. Damn, now I want crayfish.

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    1. THAT was so good! I want some more too.. Will trade ham!

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  2. What??? You got to have a nap! It's funny though, you falling asleep after playing with Pickles! The ham looks seriously YUMMY and so does the crayfish and oh the dessert. Well, I made roast chicken in the end. Too scared to brave the Turducken. Maybe next year. And no, didn't brave the sales either. Broke!

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    1. Yes I fell asleep.. and didn't get up. By the time I got up... 3 hrs later everything was almost done. ASHAMED.

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  3. What a lavish looking spread! We had the traditional turkey and ham at my sister-in-law's this year.

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  4. Great spread! I saw the icecream maker at Aldi and took it to the checkout counter then changed my mind lol. Is it easy to clean?

    Green tea cake sounds and looks divine. Will have to try this!

    K xx

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  5. Hmmm you made me so hungry now! Everything looks sooo delicious. Agree about expensive hams.. With only two of us, we decided on just a simple dinner of lamb rack with pesto & roasted veg. And YES! I got the Aldi balls on your rec. they are pretty yummy. Would love the recipe for the glazed ham please!
    Prue

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  6. Can you pretty please invite me to your next christmas lunch? It looks absolutely delicious - you did a great job Ling!

    Merry Belated Christmas x

    - KK

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    1. Anytime!! Come over any weekend and the Chinese in me will overfeed you.

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  7. Glad to hear that you had a great Christmas! The food looks great and your ham looked a lot like mine!

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    1. I think universally ham looked like that on most people's Christmas table. HHAHA
      Gosh the glaze was so good.

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  8. Did you end up doing any Boxing Day shopping after I left you yesterday?

    And I can't believe with all this amazing food, L decided to eat dry biscuits. Cray cray ;)

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    1. Nope.. I didn't shop at all, I basically ran to the car.. detoured to have a nutella crepe. The boys were so tired!

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  9. That food looks amazing! Well done you. X

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