Although we don’t celebrate Christmas, we did celebrate being on a work expense account. Dear work, thank you for paying for this most of this delicious food while we are on call in Queenstown for the week 😉
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Fresh homegrown cherries which are one of the quintessential Christmas foods for many in New Zealand and a sure sign summer has arrived. At this time of year, on the side of many suburban roads are pop up stands of people selling fresh cherries from their cars – much more cheaply than the supermarkets.
Christmas Eve dinner, or Thursday night as we like to call it… was fresh corn on the cob with a leafy salad, served with a feta and spinach quiche.
Dessert was fresh strawberries and a Blueberry Danish – cooked specially by Sara Lee. A wonderful woman… (for those that don’t know her, she can be found in the freezer section of the supermarket).
Breakfast for Christmas day was a seasonal fruit salad, Greek yoghurt with honey and a sprinkling of cashews, almonds and dried cranberries. A deluxe version of one of my regular breakfast favourites.
Christmas day lunch, a selection of traditional Indian currys – just like my mother used to make i.e. out of a packet. Though to be fair, I did cook the rice, in the rice cooker and it was basmati – none of this long grain crap for us.
Christmas day dinner was a very runny risotto – pumpkin, feta and spinach – again from a packet and this was rather disappointing. The green leafy salad was very nice though. Also served with compulsory cherries – trust me, the novelty is starting to wane.
We snacked on a delicious brie cheese with a nice cup of tea/coffee , on a crispy flat bread… yum! Praise cheeses!
So there you go, that’s how us Atheists don’t celebrate Christmas 🙂
Hope you had a great celebration if you do … or not!