I was fortunate to be in Australia. It's the first Christmas I've had there since 2007, when Mum was still alive. Christmas is a time for families, so I won't put any of those photos up on the blog. It was a nice day though, and big thanks to Megan for organising and hosting it!
|Chris at the beach, before it got to 41 degrees and we all hid inside|
|Aah, the serenity|
Brie went first, with an entrée of delicious smoked chicken risotto inside roast pumpkin rings.
|I could eat this forever|
|Tastes better than it looks|
1 tin mandarin pieces (drained)
1 tin Morello cherries (drained)
1 tin pineapple pieces (your choice of syrup or juice, but drain them)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tin/cup cream (use reduced fat, or don't. Up to you.)
1 cup sour cream (as per the cream)
1 packet of tiny marshmallows (must be the tiny ones, find them in the baking section)
Stir, leave in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Yep, that's it! I believe the recipe comes from when Mum lived in the States, and I think it's a Southern dish. Brie assures me that it is actually considered a *salad* there, and would thus be served with dinner. Personally, if it has marshmallow in it, I would only eat it for dessert.
Oh, then there were cocktails.
|Made by Brie and Steve|
|With party poppers|