Christmas (25 December 2017)

Happy new year to all my blog readers!  Sorry for the lack of update. I’ve been pretty busy since I got back from Singapore two weeks ago. With my parents here in KL to celebrate the year end festivities and the hubs’ birthday with us, we have been out of the house everyday. I’ve gorged on so much rich and artery-clogging food the past two weeks that my guts just could not keep in anymore food. I skipped dinner yesterday, brisk-walked and ran for 40 minutes before day-break today and finally felt so much lighter!  I have so many photos in my photo album to share with you and I do not know where to begin!  I’ll just start with the Christmas photos first. Drool on…

On Christmas 2017, we attended the 9 a.m. service at the KL Wesley Church. We are not members of Wesley Church but for the past few years, we have been going to this church on Christmas day together with the girls’ grand aunt who is a member of the church.

christmas backdrop diy

Our yearly Christmas dinner is quite a feast and a pretty traditional English one with roast turkey, stuffing (bought from London by the hubs’ aunt), roast leg of lamb, minced pie, grilled bacon wrapped sausage, grilled leg of ham and roast vegetables.  The hubs’ late grandfather owns a house in London and most of his relatives had spent years studying and living in London. Thus, in their time in London, the relatives have learnt the art of dishing out some very mean English dishes, including the classic English Christmas dishes.  I guess I am the only one in the Yap family who has not visited London yet.

The star of the night~ roast turkey with accompaniments:

Grilled bacon-wrapped sausages, potato salad, garlic bread, grilled leg of lamb with mint sauce:

Aglio Olio spaghetti:

Pineapple honey-glazed leg ham (flown in from New Zealand by hubs’ cousin):

Roast pumpkin, sweet corn and bell pepper; crab meat sweet corn soup:

Roast beet root with olive oil and roast potatoes:

Dessert of homemade tiramisu, minced pie (served with vanilla ice-cream) and lemon cake:

The girls with grand aunt Connie:

Alycia with her “little aunt” W (hubs’ youngest cousin), who is of the same age as her:

This will be a short post. I’ll have to dart to the kitchen right now to dish out a simple dinner before zooming off to school to pick up Drama Queen who will be in the afternoon session for the next 2 years.  I’m definitely missing my kitchen helper!

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