We had a few friends and neighbours around for an afternoon of festivities, drinks and food. At the end of the year it is good to relax and celebrate the run up the Christmas.
My wife was in a bit of a baking and cooking frenzy.
Although by the end of the afternoon I had instructions for a batch of homemade sausages for a barbecue on Christmas Eve. I will make one larger batch, this is do Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Here is our food, note there are no sausages:
Mrs Wood's Christmas Cake
Salmon and Sour Cream on Blinis
Cinnamon Angel Wings
Cheese, Kapiti Aorangi Brie and Cumin Seed Gouda with Grapes
Stollen and Christmas Mince Pies
Linseed and Sour Dough Loaf
Chocolate Coated Marzipan
Smoked Oyster Dip along with Hummus and Coriander Dip on Focaccia