Sunday, December 26, 2010
Well, another Christmas, and another cap in the hat. The very first time I cooked Christmas lunch for the family. And this was the menu, a simple one:
Foie Gras with apple on toast
Stuffed Calamari with seaweed served with a sweet chilli sauce
Pan Fried Salmon with lemon slices
Fish fingers (as requested for by my children)
Pasta in tomato sauce
Cucumber salad with a spicy sauce
Longans on ice
Christmas Log cake
Bubbly! Champagne for the adults and Sparkling apple juice for the kids!
As you can see, most of the dishes were really simple - just pop-it-in-the-oven or straight-out-of-a-can simple! I didnt attempt anything monstrous nor beasty like Jomel did. Why? Because I lack the skills, because the decision to cook that lunch was pretty last minute and I wouldn't dare to cook it for guests without first having tried it out beforehand!
And did everyone enjoy the meal? Honestly I dont know. My parents have never been the sort who praised, never had, and never still, and I guess my siblings are the same. I will only know if they reject my offer the next time I offer to do it.
All I can say was: I was pretty pleased with myself.