Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Christmas Day War

It was a battle royale. As the crackling cooked on a high temperature, the oven was clearly ahead of the air-conditioning. The oven was pumping out heat and fumes and the air was blue, as was the language at times. The sun was shining hotly and strongly on the eastern windows. We knocked the air con down a couple of degrees and it became a close battle. As the temp went down on the oven for the last couple of hours of cooking, the air con drew ahead. The air con takes into account the outside temperature too. By the time people arrived, the air con had won the battle and the apartment was cool and the blue air exhausted to the atmosphere.

I was concerned about cold air blowing onto people as we dined and I turned it off. No sooner had I done so, boy it is hot in here. I switched it back on and there were no complaints about cold air blowing on anyone.

Apart from R forgetting to serve the baked cauliflower in white sauce and apparently me forgetting to buy teabags, it all went well, if you can call chaos as a success.

Would you like some left over pork, ham, chicken, turkey, christmas pudding, christmas cake, pumpkin.........ok, the list is terribly long, down to coloured and sweet popcorn which I find quite disgusting.

I'd just like to give thanks to Mr Whirlpool who did five loads today, bless you. Maybe one day you will be able to load dishes and put them away.

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  1. I am very happy to hear that you had a successful chaos. Which is after all, what the best Christmas dinners are.

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  2. The best kind of chaos. We can't find pumpkin filling here for our cranberry-pumpkin bread. Do you suppose we can scoop it out of your left-overs?

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    1. You can't find pumpkin filling? Cook a pumpkin!
      Pfft....

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  3. Christmas chaos always fun and left over food always eatable for a week.
    Merle.....................

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    1. Merle, and we will be eating for a week.

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  4. I'm glad, we're not the only ones forgetting to serve stuff we cooked and then find it in the oven/microwave after the people have gone. Sounds like you have plenty of stuff to go into sandwiches for the next few days.

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    1. Plenty for sandwiches Bill, for days. Plus a nice cauliflower dish for dinner one night.

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  5. Yum. Having cereal for breakfast this morning felt weird. I should have dragged the smoked salmon out. I love Xmas leftovers. I forgot to get a doggie bag this year!

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    1. Smoked salmon for breakfast would be very decadent Fen.

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  6. Sounds like your chaos was a roaring success. Maybe next time cook stuff the night before and have a cold spread, that way the oven doesn't have to compete with the aircon....or something.
    I love baked cauliflower in white sauce, well, cheese sauce.
    You could send me some Christmas cake.....

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    1. Might not be a next time River, but yes, it was too hard to serve hot food to so many. Apart from the cake we made, we have three others not, but I don't think they would be so good.

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  7. ditto all said above. Leftovers for a week is like a holiday.
    Love to you all

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    1. Em Stacks, it still has to get to the table, and I am fond of fried ham.

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  8. What a difference ! I had to keep an eye on the heating !
    We were all warmly dressed. Nevertheless the guinea hen was good and everybody happy.

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    1. It is a contrast Gattina. While we have guinea hens here, I don't think I have eaten one.

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  9. Extra food for a week is the Aussie tradition now, isn't it?
    Glad to hear you enjoyed (and survived!) your chrissy chaos :)

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    1. Thanks Jayne. I think the food might last until about March actually.

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  10. Sounds like a fun day Andrew, we had a Christmas breakfast this year at my place, not quite as much left over as a lunch or dinner.. it was good!

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  11. Christmas breakfast sounds good Grace, then have the after dinner nap in the morning.

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