I'm not doing the cooking this Christmas.
I threw the towel in after last year, which i'm still not mentioning.
So this is basically a Christmassy menu, for a casual summer al fresco BBQ.
Dips, crudites, antipasto, turkish bread
Seafood Platter ( AB organising this )
Sushi platter ( ordered from my local )
Assorted BBQ meats & treats, cooked by AB ( yay ! )
Roast turkey and stuffing ( cheating - one of those prerolled ones )
Baked Ham ( about to get onto that now )
Tomato & Bocconcini Salad
Roast Pumpkin Salad
Rocket, Parmesan & Pear Salad
Avocado, Red Onion & Orange Salad ( I love this ! )
Merry Mango Trifle ( new to me, something different ... ? )
Fresh Fruit Platter
( I don't much like desserts, so usually skimp on them. I think finishing a meal with fresh fruit is so much nicer anyway... )
I'm also making a non-alcoholic punch ( still deciding between recipes )
And there's champers, Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc ( my fave ! ), Cab Sav, Shiraz, James Squires ( the best beer ), Crownies, and some Cascade Lights. Plus some Bacardi Breezers for any young girlfriend types, and some aforementioned Jimmy Beams, which are NOT for me, I swear.
And it's SO HOT out.
And it's supposed to rain tomorrow ( dammit - hopefully after the party .. )