Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Merry Christmas to all!

I realise that this is our first Christmas Eve as an independent family unit. So it was up to me to roll up my sleeves and cook up something worthy (or at least decent enough) for dinner.

The spread looks simple, but I can assure you that it tasted fantastic. MH will back me up on this... sometimes simplicity is really the key. And you can't really go wrong with the classics. And I was bold enough to throw in my own twists.

The basic: roast chicken, anointed with a touch of olive oil and butter. The twist: sweet stuffing of apricots seared in honey.

The basic: mash potatoes. The twist: lots of cheese and a touch of sour cream.

The basic: tomato and cucumber salad tossed in olive oil and vinegar. The twist: actually there's no twist, salads taste best when they are simple and uncomplicated.

Although I miss the usual Christmas feast with the rest of the family back in KK... but we made our own as memorable as possible anyway.

Merry Christmas to all!


  1. Congrats! You are on the way to being a great chef. I remember my 1st Christmas dinner with dad's family. My contribution was chestnut-stuffed chicken. Everyone in the family poked at it ; What's that? " and refused to touch it. They ate their white cooked chicken (Pak ciam Kai). dad bravely finished the whole lot.

  2. You were so brave to bring your own contribution in the midst of such culinary conservatism. Good thing you could rely on dad to be so sweet.

    But now you mentioned the pak ciam kai, I wonder I myself can be brave enough to try my hand in it. I always thought it was just a matter of boiling the whole chicken in water and salt.


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