Christmas Day took us to three different locations to feed and I was struck by all the dishes containing meat, cheese, cream, eggs. It is difficult to resist such riches, yet we walk away feeling overfed and ready for a long nap. Has it always been thus?
Finally we arrived at the home of sister Linda and brother-in-law Tom who had prepared something completely beyond our Christmas traditions: a all-Thai dinner. Spring rolls with dips and Champagne. Then Shrimp in coconut sauce. Curried beef. Pork with basil. Chicken with cashews. And all sorts of luscious wines, starting with a German Riesling that went perfectly with the spicy food.
It was all so fresh and light, we couldn't have been more grateful. Can we call this our new Christmas tradition?