It sure smells like Christmas

Between the long-awaited premiere of The Hobbit, the much-anticipated Apocalypse, Christmas Eve and New Year's , one can hardly find some peace. If for Easter people kill lots of lambs and eat them,
in my part of the world, when it's about celebrating Christ's birth, people conclude that it's a good time to slaughter their pigs and turn them into all sorts of sausages. I understand that in America you favor turkeys..which is preferable, if you ask me...less stringy.
Surely Christmas is lovely, aside from the binge ..maybe. I am definitely a gourmand, but too much is too much, so these last days I preferred ignoring the carrot cake, the buttery cookies, the honey baclava and the smoked pig (how to smoke your own bacon) and indulged myself with toast, a cup of tea...and a skewer of chicken and vegetables roasted on the spit. I wish you all Happy holidays, all my kindest thoughts to you!

16 comments:

virginia robertson said...

Doesn't that look simply delish... I really didn't do much of anything for Christmas dinner... I might for New Year's though.. How you have inspired me for that...

I hope that the Holiday did treat you with love and Joy.. I hope that it will for the New Year!! hugs... xxx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those pictures are making my tummy rumble! Turkey isn't big here, but bacon...oh yum yum!

Grace said...

Oh the food looks glorious as always - I trust you had a lovely Christmas and I wish for you an amazing New Year!

Sparkle said...

The holidays here have been VERY light on the treats for us kitties! My human has been going elsewhere for festivities, and has NOT been bringing home any leftovers! Heh, and I thought I had her trained.

Shaharoh said...

Yummy Chef Unikorna! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! xoxo Beautiful!

klahanie said...

Hey Petronela,

Yes, it's me, your adoring fan, Gary. Hello! :)

What a delightful feast that must be and a visual treat to gaze upon.

We had some Christmas smells in my home. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, had some turkey and then she decided a bit of flatulence was a great idea...

Happy Holiday, to you.

Your starstruck fan,

Gary x

Dixie said...

Yum; good holidays and a joyful new year!!!!

Petula Wright said...

I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas fare. I love the taste of the food especially the dishes that were made long ago by my mother and grandmothers. And I hate the calories and fat. My oldest daughter is the holiday cook (every year!) and I'm spoiled, but I don't like that she cooks the "fat" version of all her yummy dishes. Five cheeses in macaroni and cheese. Chocolate- chocolate cake, carrot souffle, dressing, spinach pie, cheese cake, apply pie, sweet potato pie, sweet potato souffle... How can one resist? Although I try not to stuff myself I do eat more during Christmas and I'm scared to even look at the scale come Jan. 1! Wish me luck. LOL

Christine Rains said...

I'm hungry just looking at your post!

Botanist said...

We like to have turkey and sausages for our Christmas dinner :)

Despite the binge this week, my mouth is watering all over again at the sight of these photos.

Launna said...

Thank you Petronela, I am happy to hear you had a nice Christmas, enjoy the rest of the holidays:)

Sissym said...

Chief Petronela, you kitchen so well! I think so!

I wish you a Happy New Year. May peace be with us all.

Kisses

Teresa Ashby said...

My mouth is watering - the food looks amazing. Happy New Year :-) x

Furtheron said...

Food! ! Looks too good to eat well I doubt that I would hold back!

Judith said...

I always love your pictures!!! Boy, did these make me lick my lips. Sumptuous! Glad you had a good Christmas. Hope 2013 is awesome for you!

Janet Gardner said...

Happy New Year! I hope all your dreams come true this year and then some! Everything does look delicious, you must be a great cook.
Hugs & Kisses,
Janet :)

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