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Naughty Christmas Dinner

How many of you are still recovering from Christmas? I know I am. I unfortunately sustained an ankle injury and a massively bruised knee following a failed stunt performance with one too many Long Island Iced Teas on Christmas Eve. Yeah. Ouch. I did think I was still 21. So there I was on Christmas day, limping and hopping around the kitchen preparing dinner for our special guests, an intimate party of 6. How intimate? I guess you will find out later! But for now, food first.

This year’s menu was relatively simple. Once again Nigella Lawson’s recipe of ‘Spiced and Super-Juicy Roast Turkey’ was featured. The turkey was soaked in an aromatic brine with whooping 16 ingredients for 2 days before roasting, this way you’ll never get a dry turkey! The skin was also caramelised with a maple butter baste.

The bird. All 4.2kg of it.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a proper carving fork so had to make do with kitchen tongs, works well too. The gravy was made simply with pan juice, already flavoured by the spices from the brine.

The dishes accompanying the bird were simple enough. I made two salads and the famous and super sinful colcannon. The pasta salad was a last minute idea, originally I had wanted to cook brussels sprouts but that had to scrape the dish since the ones I came across in the supermarkets looked small and pathetic. I’m glad I made this though as it turned out to be my favourite dish of the night!

Farfalle with roast capsicum, corns, olives and parsley. Dressing: Mayo, Lemon Juice and Truffle oil.

Go make one yourself for a party. Almost no cooking involved, and quick to put together. Watch them disappear to your guests’ tummies. Mmmm.

Bacons, Baby Spinach, Eggs, Cranberries and Tomato salad.

Adapted from Pioneer Women’s Spinach Salad, this is not just a regular green salad as you can see, it’s carnivore-friendly with the bacon bits. The dressing was made of bacon grease and balsamic vinegar. Even the boys liked this.

Not a looker but it's seriously the best colcannon ever!

Of course, a Christmas party would not be complete without potatoes. Traditionally, roast potatoes are served. But I had to make my Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage) by popular demand. It’s said to be orgasmic. The secret: lotsa butter, and lotsa cream. My potato masher is my best friend in the kitchen. It usually comes attached with Frank which helps.

My delectable plate. Home made Cranberry sauce spotted.

As for the dessert, I’ve used David Lebovitz’ Chocolate Cherry Fruitcake recipe except I swapped the Cherry for Cranberries and added cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice berries. Unfortunately, we forgot to take a pic of it. It was infused with quite a bit of Brandy too.

All sounds like a very normal Christmas dinner, maybe?

Gravy for you?

Air stewardess carving the turkey.

Yeah, that was just a little sneak peak of what’s to come. I’ve requested my guests to dress up. Just to spice things up. But as usual not everyone dressed up! But fear not, I had a plan B.

We also played secret santa. My very clever Samsung Galaxy S2 has a Secret Santa app that allocates names and send out text messages automatically.

Group shot! See how none of them dressed up? Well Louise did, kinda. From left, Frank and Yours Truly, EK and Celine, Louise and Ren.

The girls were then led into my room, and we raided the special collection part of my wardrobe. This is when the party turned interesting.

Celina and Louise after the transformation: Playboy bunny and a Naughty Nurse.

Really interesting.

Santarina, Dominatrix and Naughty School Girl. What a combination! And that was Hangover Pt 2 in the background.

Because that's the way we party.

I swear I was just playing along with the girls.....

Hey, I have to say though, the sexiest babe of all…….

Has to be Miss Frank!

Of course, there are many more incriminating photos of us on facebook, so if you are interested feel free to stalk us there. Especially if you want to know which of the lucky guy got waxed that night. But do you really want to?

Thank you all for making my first Christmas in KL special. And special thanks to my kitchen assistant Frank too.

Love you, always.

And oh. One last one.

This party freaking rocks! Merry Christmas!

View Louise’s write up about the party here.

Photos credit to Ren and Louise.

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16 comments on “Naughty Christmas Dinner

  1. wow homemade cranberry sauce perfectly matches with the turkey and salad! love it :D

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  2. that looked fun. and you were all so energetic after all that cooking?

  3. Thanks again sis! for making this year Christmas so special :D

  4. looked like you had a wild christmas! can’t wait to see what new year dinner will be like…happy new year :))

  5. turkey is gorgeous!!! love the costumes :D happy new year babe

  6. Can’t believe you’re sooo multi-talented. Absolutely amazing, I must say!

    Enjoyed your new blog and, Happy 2012! ;)

  7. The dinner was the headline. It was out of this world, particularly the turkey and the pasta salad. Er. Then the mashed potato came along and ruled too. Memorable. Great company added. A knock-out meal that worked magically.

    I’m just sorry I didn’t get to try a costume on.

  8. There needs to be more than one Christmas every year. I wanna do this again.

  9. when you get older, you would be more prone to dental problems and stuff like that

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