Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Christmas Dinner for 2

Well as the preparation begun in our home for the Perfect Christmas Dinner I haven taken some snaps to show everyone at home our delicious Christmas Turkey dinner! & it was delicious!! Thanks to a Gordon Ramsay recipe! (: We had a 2kg turkey for the 2 of us plenty big enough with left overs for sandwiches. Above are my first attempt at Neenish Tarts not too bad but next time I`m going to follow the recipe & use Mock Cream as I imagine this will be easier to apply the icing. The Mince Fruit tarts were from Cobs which is our local bakery which is Bakers Delight back in Oz

The Best stuffing Ive ever had and so easy....

Brussel Sprouts with bacon, shallots, & lemon juice.

Thanks Mum for the lovely hamper !!

Ta Da! The finale! Our fabulous Turkey Christmas Dinner

My Drink of choice to accompany the turkey sparkling fruit juice

And the

Pièce de résistance

Thankyou Mags for the recipe! The Coffee Pavlova was superb!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Eve of Christmas...

This Amazing window display is in The Hudson Bay in Queen Street Toronto the detail is exquisite & we spent Christmas Eve enjoying Toronto's Festive offerings such a great day and I got to take lots of photos to record our first Christmas in Toronto. My favourite photos are from The Ice Skating rink in Nathan Phillips Square if I wasn't 38 weeks pregnant I would love to be on that ice coming from Australia I have no clue how to ice skate but definitely will be giving it a go next winter!  And we finished the evening with a dinner Lobster & Steak combo from  the Keg with a delicious scallop & bacon starter with martini dipping sauce!

This year we are unable to travel back home to Cork Ireland or Sydney Australia to spend Christmas with our families as I'm 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow! so on the home front we have been doing lots of cooking and today Christmas Eve we will go into Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto to take some Christmas pictures and see the ice skating and Christmas decorations, and have a nice lunch. As my husband pointed out this is probably the last Christmas that we will ever spend alone just the two of us unless of course our baby comes today or tonight, so maybe we will get an early Christmas Present!....This picture above is one of my favourite cards we got from my husbands parents which is of Fitzgeralds Park in Cork in 1963.