B gave me this cute cutlery set for Christmas and it's now the official summertime set.
There was just the four of us for Christmas lunch but we still made a special effort.
Ham, salad, potatoes and wine/grapetise.
The table was looking cute with it's shabby green paint.
Pudding was dairy free trifle, made with coconut whipped cream, soy custard and left over birthday cake in place of sponge. As a big time custard and cream lover, I was impressed how good it was. The kids and I finished it off in the evening after dinner. Shame there was none left for boxing day breakfast.
Something else new this year... reusable fabric Christmas wrapping. I hate making more rubbish than is necessary. We managed years of washable nappies, use cloth napkins and stopped using paper towels last year, so why not fabric gift wrap? I sewed up a few bags (some with ribbons attached) from bits of fabric and they turned out really well. Maybe I'll get some more Christmas fabric from Spotlight when it's on sale (surely that's soon?) and do a few more for next year.
I found the cute red material for 50 cents at a school fair recently. Love it!
A few beans and herbs from the garden, lots of other veges, some couscous and chicken kebabs, made a delicious dinner the other night. Our first dinner on the deck this summer, just the boys and I as B was working. Little brother did a lot of the cooking too. Harvesting, washing, cutting, and serving (for some reason wearing 8 pairs of underpants!).