How the Cooking Chook ended up in a food coma
Finally, Christmas Day arrived which meant the usual Christmas lunch with my partner’s family. I’ve mentioned before that the Christmas fare usually consists of seafood and some BBQ dishes, but this year, my partner’s Mum decided to do a seafood entree with a hot main. I volunteered to do lunch dessert, and decided to make White Chocoberry tartlets because they turned out so well when I was testing the recipe. Before sitting down to lunch, we handed out everybody’s presents. I noticed that there were a lot more presents under the tree this year. Despite my partner’s family buying me my KitchenAid appliances for my birthday/Christmas present a couple of weeks earlier, I was incredibly surprised to have received a couple more presents from them. Talk about being made to feel special!
So, what did this lunch look like? Firstly, the entree consisted of lobster and prawns (two of my favourite seafoods) with some home-made seafood sauce. Notice the portion size? Can you believe that this was meant to be the entree?!
After a very short break, the main was brought out which consisted of beef fillets wrapped with leek and prosciutto. The beef fillet was very tender and flavoursome. Sides included lemon roast potatoes, thyme carrots and sweet potato, and peas with ricotta, mint and pine nuts – and of course, gravy.
For lunch dessert, as I mentioned above, I made the White Chocoberry tartlets. This is the picture of the tartlets when I was testing the recipe. I was in that much of a haze, after eating so much food, that I forgot to take a picture of the tarts I made for today.
As for the alcohol, we had the obligatory Moet champagne and Rockford’s Black Shiraz, one of the best sparkling shiraz’s you can get from the Barossa Valley.
So, there you have it – The Cooking Chook’s Christmas lunch. I am very grateful for my partner’s Mum organising Christmas lunch, and she does a wonderful job every single year. I’m also grateful for my partner’s family, in general, they’re all a pretty good sort. Now, I’m in a partial food coma and I’m really surprised I’ve managed to compose a reasonably comprehendible blog post *high five to self*. Hope your Christmas day has been wonderful so far, regardless of when you started it. I’m going to go have a snooze on the couch now….