I know everyone’s already posted their holiday photos but we were staying at Mum and Dad’s and I only just mustered the energy to pull all the photos off my camera. We had a quiet Christmas, a claim Nick would object to coming from a small family, and spent the day with my immediate family, our cousins, and some family friends. It was really hot and I wasn’t feeling fabulous. Yes, it’s me your resident Scrooge!
Enjoy my Giftmas spam, or How To Celebrate Christmas When You’re Atheist And Vegetarian. I’ve put the photos behind a link because there are a lot!
My Mum goes to a lot of effort to decorate and she always does a lovely job; this year she put lilly pilly berries in vases, a pretty awesomely Oz spin on holly berries. Miffy really enjoyed trying to get the gingerbread hearts off the tree!
I ate a lot of salad! It kind of sucks seeing everyone enjoy the crackling (basically the only part of pork I like) but I much prefer not having terrible tummy pains after I eat. If anyone has some nice, summery and festive vegetarian recipes please do share them because Mum has been worried about what to feed me at Christmas ever since I stopped eating meat!
Most importantly, it was my Nana’s birthday and we finished up with cake and candles especially for her.
For the next two days, I slept and recovered from all the energy expended on Giftmas day! I hope you had some nice relaxing times too.
Love the lilly pilly arrangement, very pretty! It’s another salad (sorry) but for the last two years I’ve made this – http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/07/pearly-whites/ – and it’s been very well received by veggies and non-veggies alike. I’ve also in other years made little quiches with feta, spinach, and semi dried tomato, they were yummo as well.
I LOVE couscous, that looks amazing thank you!
Fennel, apple and cabbage slaw is delicious!
No probs! You should be able to find pearl couscous in any reasonably sized woolies or coles, next to the normal couscous and pasta, in an aqua box. So good!
The pictures of your Nana fill my heart with happiness. I love grandparents!
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