The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 24 December 2015

It's Christmas!

And just like that, it is Christmas again. Yesterday the 7-year-old and I did a baking project and made a batch of gingerbread men. Baking and cooking with kids is a great idea for the school holidays, and the best part is enjoying the finished product. His younger sister adores the gingerbread men, and she plays with them before munching off parts.

"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!":

On Saturday, we ordered a small turkey from the Mandarin like we did two years ago, and invited a couple of families over to share in the festive eating. Amazingly, we managed to squeeze in eight adults and six children in our tiny apartment (which is already considered spacious by Hong Kong's standards). The turkey was delicious, but even the small size proved too big for us! One family brought along five baguettes and a bottle of champagne, and the other family brought a beautiful chocolate log cake from Robuchon's Le Salon de The. I made a couple of salads and a trifle, and we had plenty of food to go around with leftovers for dinner and the following day (there's still some leftover turkey in the freezer!).

The turkey from the Mandarin Cake Shop:

The turkey trimmings included stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted pumpkin and two portions of whipped potato:

Tucking into the food:

Our home was filled with the joyous sounds of happy kids:

The delicious chocolate log cake. My trifle in the background already had a serving taken out before I thought of taking a photo. And I just realised I forgot to add the topping!

Here's wishing a very Merry Christmas to everyone, and an awesome 2016! Thank you for reading my blog :)

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