Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Party



We had an early Christmas celebration on Sunday.

The main course was Christmas bone-in ham, which I ordered from supermarket.  All I need to do back home is to reheat in the oven and add some simple garnishing:





I like to include a variety of hot and cold side dishes for the party.  Where possible, try to include a few dishes where you can prepare in advanced, and just put together before the party.  For instance, the drunken chicken was done a day ahead (soaked in rose wine broth), sliced and arranged just minutes before the party.  The century egg tofu was prepared in the morning and kept chilled in the fridge.  


Nicoise Salad with Lemon Garlic Light Vinaigrette Dressing



Herbal Drunken Chicken



Chilled Century Egg Tofu



Roasted Pumpkin with Pomegranate



Otah Samosa


I love to include a colourful dessert for party.  It is visually pleasing and serves as a lovely centrepiece for the party. For this purpose, I made the Mixed Berries Baked Mango Cheese Tart.  The tart base is digestive biscuit crumbs and mango cheesecake, baked and chilled, before garnished with assorted fresh berries.  To add to the festive mood, I have also made a ice cream log cake.



Mixed Berries Baked Mango Cheese Tart 



Green Tea & Red Bean Ice Cream Log Cake


With a little planning ahead and some helping hands, you can also enjoy a sumptuous Christmas lunch at the comfort of your home.
















Here's a peek behind the scenes to getting the Christmas lunch ready:






Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!




6 comments:

  1. halo,,
    merry xmas to u,,all wonderful foodu cooked,,,
    how i wish i am your neighbour next door,,
    haha,,,,

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  2. Look so delicious, your guest must be happy. Happy New Year.

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  3. Hi Fong,

    Wishing you and your loved ones a great 2014 ahead! Cheers!

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  4. Hi, your Niçoise salad looks delish. May I know if u hv any recipe on that?

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  5. Hi, the Niçoise Salad looks fab!! Where can get this recipe?

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    1. Hi Vien, i adapted the recipe from Dorie Greenspan. If you google for her name + Niçoise salad, here should be quite aplenty of nicoise recipes based or adapted from her book.

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