After breakfast, we moved on to our next meal - Lunch!! The venue - my Aunt's place, where we had a nice relaxed gift opening session, before moving to the table for a bite or two to eat :-)
First up there was a gigantic bowl of rather large prawns, which were eaten with a dipping sauce made by Bill, as well as this delicious sesame seaweed (really, the sesame seaweed was so good!!)
I made this green salad - I marinated the red onion in lime juice for a few hours, and simply tossed mixed leaves with the onion, a chopped mango and a handful of chopped pecans.
Mango, avocado, capsicum & tomato salad - so colourful!!
A mixed bean salad
potato salad - Janet said this was the best potato salad she has ever eaten! (good job Kristy!)
My Pumpkin, Leek & Feta tart made another appearance - this time decorated with pumpkin stars!
Some more prawns!!!
Tomato, basil & Onion salad - nice christmassy colours!
Oh, and there was some meat.....Turkey with stuffing on this plate
This is the special vegetarian potato salad Kristy made for me - no meat in this one!!
A giant platter of Ham
This was my plate
And this was Janet's plate
Can we fit in any more food? Well there is ALWAYS room for dessert - especially at Christmas!
My favourite thing EVER - the Berries that my Granddad makes!
and of course, the traditional Christmas Pudding - it is flaming here - we managed quite an impressive flame this year, by warming the brandy in a saucepan before lighting it and pouring it over the pudding - too bad it doesn't show up in the photo!