Ever since Danny and I have been married we have a quiet Christmas Day lunch together before going out to visit family.
We prepare a light meal and set a modest festive table. We toast to the peace, happiness and good fortune we share together.
Most years we have made a prawn cocktail with a mayonnaise based dressing. This year we made fresh Australian king prawns in a white wine and chive sauce encased in vol au vents. The chives were fresh from our potager garden. We had homemade shortbread biscuits and a cup of tea for dessert. The shortbreads were a Christmas gift from a friend.
We are mindful of over indulgence and food wastage at this time of year and we heeded the Pope’s message about wastefulness.