Boxing Day 2010. Snow and sleep are in today's forecast. Actually 3 out of 4 here are still sleeping, and without GG, the dog or the cat to play with I have turned to you.
Christmas Eve was a long, delicious evening at Tini and Nirmal's. With both dogs helping ,Nirmal made a Spanish influenced dinner. We started with a capatona like appetizer with tuna.
Next were light citrus dressed salads with sliced of avocado and clementines, then the piece de resistance, a seafood paella, full of shrimps and scallops and fava beans, cauliflower and artichokes.
After dinner we lit the candles on the tree, destroyed beautifully wrapped presents and hazelnut ice cream with chocolate sauce. We drank cup after cup of black tea and tried to stay awake just to be together a little longer.
By midnight we gave in to exhaustion and your very own tired florist removed herself from the couch and was driven home to a warm house and a hungry cat.
Christmas day itself is kind of a blur but I recall Peking duck, coffee and butter stollen and going to see The King's Speech.
Which reminds me, there is more stollen in the kitchen. Must go eat more sugar and take a nap.
Hope everyone had a delicious love filled holiday and will get to relax today.
And thanks to Nirmal both for the dinner and the pictures, this blogger arrived with her battery uncharged ( in more ways than one).