Well. We are now onto Day 5 of having to eat some form of ham and I can tell you, I’m Over It. I know there are people starving out there but if I have to look at one more piece of ham, I will stab myself in the eye. Maybe with one of those Lindt chocolate umbrellas that’s hanging off my tree. Thank goodness we have now slaughtered all the remaining ham in the household.

So, what did you eat over Christmas?

We had… as you will see… way too much food. And this is kind of scary, but I’m not even showing everything that we hate.


pickled herring – a very Finnish touch

smoked trout

4kg turkey

5kg BBQ barramundi with mango

11kg Christmas ham

rosolli – Scandinavian beetroot salad (recipe here)

garden salad with sundried tomatoes

pasta salad

summer salad with apricots and walnut

prawn, mango and avocado salad

mango salad; sautéed mushrooms

freshly baked brownie with ice cream (recipe here)

Christmas pudding served with Brandy custard and ice cream

Panu’s delicious cinnamon scrolls, ginger bread ninjas and Finnish “Hanna’s cookies”

And because it seemed like we just hadn’t gorged ourselves on enough food, on Boxing day, Panu and I took a stroll along Balmoral Beach and had some awesome fish and chips.

grilled trout with salad

fish and chips

Hope you all had as merry a Christmas as we did! Now we start New Years eating!

ps. thank you to all the wonderful people who had us over for foodage over Christmas! Much love xx

10 Thoughts on “Christmas… the season for eating.

  1. Merry Christmas! I can’t believe you guys did a 11kg ham! We had a 3kg ham (5 people) and we’ve been eating the leftovers for a week!

    All your dessert goodies look especially tempting 🙂

    xox Sarah

  2. That is a LOT of salads! 🙂 That 11kg ham is mammoth. Looks like you all had a great Christmas.

  3. Love all the homemade food 🙂 I’m so jealous my family never cooks at home >_< it all looks so delicious! Don't worry about overeating hahaha i've been eating SO MUCH it's insane! Happy Holidays again 🙂 and Happy New Year!!!

  4. That is a LOT of food! What a merry christmas indeed hahahaha!

  5. Sarah: tell me about it, like I said this isn’t ALL the food, we also had another 5kg ham lol!

    Lizzie: It was mammoth indeed! Christmas night it turned into a lovely carbonara sauce 😀 and there was still leftovers.

    Daisy: Ah I love eating at home for meals like this because you can take all day!

    jenny: a VERY fatty christmas 😉

  6. Dayem. No wonder why you were twitterin food coma states! Dat a biig ham. Merry Christmas!!

  7. Look at those Finnish goodies! I haven’t had rossoli for a while now 🙂 And yes I’m in the midst of trying to finish off the ham!

  8. Adrian: haha yeah! Hope you had a BIG christmas too!

    Lorraine: Haha we had sooo much ham leftover and more leftover at my friends place in the freezer! 11kgs goes a long way. Rosolli is great isnt it? and so easy to make!

  9. OMG that is a LOT of ham. Lol.
    I’ve still got the last bit of turkey to finish off… have been using it in Asian recipes coz I honestly don’t think I could eat it as it is. 😛

    Man, I want to try some of Panu’s cinnamon scrolls! They look delish.

  10. What an EPIC feast 😀 oh mama that brownie looks delish!!

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