Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mother comes for Christmas


This year for the first time in about 15 years Erle and I cooked Christmas Dinner at home and invited my 88 year old Mother to join us. Usually we all go to a small hotel for a wonder Christmas banquet, but this year they canceled the event and I was forced to resume Christmas cooking. Actually it wasn't all that hard, with a little serious thought I came up with a lovely 3 corse meal with very little bother. We started with crumbed butterflied prawns with mango and tomato salad, then the main course was a boneless Chicken roast pre-stuffed with apricots and lots of roast potato and kumara and our very own fresh green peas, for dessert a big tropical trifle with boysenberries and meringues and fresh cherries. Easy as.
Tasted as good as it sounded too.
Porsche got another wonderful Christmas present too, a Mother Sheep with little lamb that sings and dances, she likes it very much.
Porsche also received a catnip monkey that she enjoyed rather too much, it can be seen on Glennis's Other blog.

26 comments:

smallkucing said...

The Chinese believe 88 is a good number :)

Rajesh said...

Good to see the family celebrating together.
Merry Christmas

Greener Bangalore said...

Thats great Glenn that you decided to cook at home....Presence of daughters and sons is the best present a mother can get.... :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Glennis: It looks like a great Christmas with a wonderful dinner. Your Mother is a good looking women and looks very active for 88. You come from good genes.

rainfield61 said...

During the eve of Chinese New Year, all our family members from every corner of the world will come back for the so called re-union dinner.

It is so good to have everybody meeting together.

wenn said...

memorable christmas gathering.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That is good that the three of you could spend Christmas together. Your dinner sounded delicious. The trifle sounded so refreshing. I think my great niece would like that Mother Sheep with little lamb that Porsche got for Christmas.

Gattina said...

Sounds all very yummy ! I had Christmas cooking for years now it's my son's turn, lol ! Your cat looks exactly as my Arthur, you can see him on my cat blog if you like !

roughterrain crane said...

You've had a good time. Merry Christmas!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi glennis
that is so sweet. she looks so happy !!!
the meal sounds delicious too !
~laura

Stephanie V said...

Your Christmas dinner sounds so delicious. A mango salad...yum.
Merry Christmas!

betchai said...

it's always a joy to listen to family togetherness at anytime of the year, and especially for Christmas. I miss Christmas at home too :(

Amrita said...

That is a memorable christmas you all had together. Mother looks so bright and happy.

Sakura said...

How interesting informations!
Your Mom looks great!
I wish her all the best!
:)

Nyle said...

Such a great photo of Grandma that I had to steal it and put it on my facebook page....tee heee....Sorry we couldnt be over for xmas day but we were all thinking of you.

hugs

claude said...

Even at home it was an banquet meal ! Good cooking, Glennis !
I love very the mother sheep with her baby lamb.

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

Hi Glennis,
I wish you and your family all the best, luck and joy for 2010. Stay healthy.
Nice that your mother was Christmas with you.
Your food sounds very tasty.
Porsche is such a sweet cat. I love cats.
Many greetings - Ruth

Bananazą“• said...

Glad you and Erle worked it out well with your Xmas dinner and so sweet to have mom dining together and Porsche is lucky to have nice presents too. Have a wonderful and bountiful New Year 2010.

Sakura said...

Happy New Year to you!
Best
Sakura

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Marja said...

Happy New Year dear Glennis
See you had a wonderful christmas with lovely food and your mum What else doyou want. May 2010 bring al the best for you

merike said...

I would love to have taken part in your Christmas dinner! But this way I have!

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Catherine said...

This sounds like a lovely untraditional from my perspective (northern European cold Christmas!) dinner and I love the sound of the mango and prawn starter and the dessert too. Yummy! A long way from turkey and ham! Loved your photos of the rainbow, fireworks and lake and toy train, and good for you both to volunteer! good luck from a cold and foggy Ireland!
Catherine