Thursday, December 30, 2010

first christmas in vienna

our first christmas here was lovely and relaxing but it passed by so quickly. we ate lots of yummy food - the usual roast turkey with all the trimmings on christmas day and then bubble & squeak with cold meats, cheeses and pickles on boxing day (i've attached a link for all those of you who haven't got a clue what bubble & squeak is!). we also played lots of games of cluedo and cards (kev wasn't so keen on the cluedo... but he's a bad loser! hee hee). this is a game we played A LOT when i was a child and i still love playing it now.
i attempted an english trifle for christmas day dessert except that i added my own little twist. i couldn't find any sherry so i soaked the raspberries in rum instead and also added rum to the jelly! it tasted great (well, i thought so anyway!).
i then made chocolate brownies for boxing day (miriam, you got me thinking about them!) from jamie oliver's recipe. they fell apart a bit but they tasted REALLY good (might have something to do with the whole packet of butter that went in?).


  1. Everything looks soooo yummy! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you & your dear ones a very happy New Year!

  2. Ah that sounds like really nice Christmas! Great to hear your family made to Vienna. I was thinking on them. Now I hope you have a FUN night tonight at the pizza place. HAPPY NEW YEAR to both of you! See you in 2011.