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My Aussie Christmas

December 16, 2015
My Aussie Christmas

My Aussie ChristmasThe Festive Season in Australia in the 21st Century, means sun, sand, beach and cricket!  We are well into Summer when we celebrate Christmas and the New Year and it is the longest of the school holidays.

For many years, we ate the traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings followed by plum pudding with custard even in 30C+ degree heat. Fortunately, those days are gone and most Australians opt for a seafood platter or bbq. Many celebrate Christmas at the beach to get the cooler sea breezes.

I have to admit that although far from practical, I did love the traditional Christmas fare as it was what my mother always prepared.  My husband and I did spend one Christmas in 2004 in London and although it was freezing cold it felt like a traditional Christmas you see on the greeting cards with the traditional roast meal, mulled wine and open fires.

My Christmas Traditions Growing Up

Growing up, I remember at the beginning of the school holidays in December, my mother would take down the large china bowl to make the Christmas Cakes and the Christmas Pudding. In those days, you could put money into the pudding so sixpences were usually mixed in for the lucky person to find (if they didn’t swallow it of course!).

We all had a stir for luck and she made the Pudding in a cloth which she boiled, then hung until Christmas Day ready for more boiling before we consumed it all!

Christmas Day would arrive and she would stand in the heat of the kitchen preparing a feast for our lunch. Roast turkey, pork, cold ham with roasted potatoes, pumpkin, peas and beans all with lashings of gravy. Followed by the plum pudding with warm custard. We all then fell into our beds for the traditional afternoon nap.

Boxing Days we would visit her brother and his wife and family. It was a family tradition and growing up we never missed one.

Starting New Christmas Traditions

Times have changed, my parents have passed away and I now have a blended family. My husband and I both have children from previous marriages and we have four grandchildren.

For a few years we would not see the children until Christmas night as my children’s father has a birthday on Christmas day and my husband’s children always had lunch with their mother’s family.

When grandchildren started to arrive I thought it was high time for us to make our own traditions! I did not want to have the situation where everyone arrived tired on Christmas night and no one wanted to eat.

I decided then that we would celebrate our family Christmas on the weekend before. That way everyone could attend, enjoy a leisurely catch up and also enjoy the food I had prepared.
We love this time. I send out the invitations in plenty of time (although they know when we always have it), then my husband and I talk about menus and have fun filling Santa Sacks for the grandchildren.

We don’t spend much money on the gifts, as children today get so much and they don’t always appreciate what they receive. Rather we look for little, funny toys that amuse them while they are with us. My husband wraps each gift individually and the excitement on the children’s faces as they dive into their sacks to see what surprises are in store is priceless.

He dons a Santa cap and with his white hair and beard we joke that he looks the part! It is also lovely for his parents to see their grandchildren and great grandchildren and spend time with them.

Christmas for me is all about family, love and goodwill to others – forget the commercial side. We usually catch up with neighbours for drinks and I always get together with my running pals ‘the Saturday Sisters’ for a Christmas get together a few weeks before.

I love making Christmas gifts from the kitchen and this year I’ve posted some of my favourite recipes which I would love you to check out. I think that people appreciate you taking the time to make something for them and know the love that has gone into the process.

Christmas Day morning we spend with Mike’s parents who live upstairs. Although, I had made our family Christmas day the week before, my daughter still has something on Christmas Day and we catch up with her father and his partner, my son and his partner and my son-in-law’s family. There is usually a crowd with lots of laughter and good cheer. It is extra special for her now as she is a mother and can appreciate all the wonders of Christmas through a child’s eyes.

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Boxing Day for my husband and I is taking off to the Coast until after New Year. There is usually a mass exodus to the coast so sometimes the traffic is heavy with holidaymakers all with the same idea – taking a break.

Once there, we unpack for a week of relaxing at the beach enjoying the atmosphere, reading, taking long walks and enjoying time together after the hectic lead up to Christmas.

Boxing Day in Australia is not Boxing Day without the start of the Boxing Day Test! It is cricket season and us Aussies love our cricket. Televisions are tuned to the sports station or radios are tuned in so people can listen for the score and still enjoy the beach and their holidays.

At New Year we watch the fireworks (we go the kid’s fireworks at 9pm as we are usually in bed at midnight) ushering in another year and we make my goals and plans together. We make a delicious seafood platter of prawns, oysters, smoked salmon and have a glass or two of bubbles!

As I go to sleep at the end of the festive season I give thanks for the love I share with my darling husband, family and friends and also for the wonderful life I am blessed with.

May you and your family have a wonderful, safe and loving Festive Season and may the New Year bring peace and happiness.

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Do you have a special tradition?  I loved to hear about it!

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60 Comments

  • Reply Susan B Mead December 18, 2015 at 12:57

    How fun to see your traditions! Texas was a tad bit different for me growing up, yet turkey (or ham!) showed up too. No pudding handing around, though…

    May I invite you to share each week at the DanceWithJesus linkup starting each Friday (5 am Central US time)?

    SusanBMead.com/blog

    Susan

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 18, 2015 at 13:09

      Yes Susan, I love seeing other traditions from around the world. I have been in the US in early December and New York is just one big light festival and Christmas Tree – it is beautiful. Thank you for the offer and I will check out your linkup. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you stop by again.

  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs December 18, 2015 at 13:05

    What wonderful traditions! Even though I know that Australia is in the middle of summer at Christmas time, it is still hard to fathom hot weather and needing to get to the beach! I love your ideas for the children. It sounds like Aussie kids are similar to many of those in the US who have so much. Even though my grandson is only three, it is already difficult to buy for “the boy who has everything.”

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas celebration. Best wishes for the new year and thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill December 18, 2015 at 14:05

    I love our Aussie Christmases – sitting around in the evenings after a big day is especially nice. Our Christmas will be spread out over Christmas Day and Boxing Day – I think the tradition for us is going to be focused more on Boxing Day for similar reasons to your pre- Christmas weekend (the joys of extended families!) No cricket for us – except the backyard version and next year there’ll be a grandbaby to fuss over ! Happy Christmas!! xxxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 18, 2015 at 14:16

      I’ve had a few people from overseas say they can’t imagine a hot Christmas. I would love a white Christmas one year because it always look picture perfect but I suppose I would miss our Aussie traditions. You will have a lot of fun this year and definitely next year. We have our Santa sacks for the grandchildren ready for tomorrow and I can’t wait!

  • Reply Kathleen December 18, 2015 at 16:51

    You have made my heart sing, thinking of Christmas in Australia. As a kid the money in the pudding was such a big treat. We would be too full for the pudding but we would eat it just to get the money. It was good to sit next to an adult because they usually would give us their pudding finds. I spent two white Christmas times in Pennsylvania, it was wonderful.
    I would dearly love another white Christmas, so beautiful.
    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 19, 2015 at 08:51

      I know Kathleen it was so wonderful growing up. I’d love a white Christmas we were so close one year in London but it was not to be. I’m glad I brought back some happy memories for you. Have a great week!

  • Reply Lee MacArthur December 19, 2015 at 10:12

    I spent two years in Gympie, QLD and it was always so strange to hear songs talking about snow and cold weather when it was warm outside. I sort of got used to it but it was still hard. I now have a very white Christmas living in Alaska. Have a good Christmas and New Year.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 20, 2015 at 09:42

      Oh that would have been a culture shock for you! Yes, it is funny singing songs about snow and cold weather when it is 30+ degrees – but that is Aussies for you. I’d love to visit Alaska one day. My husband and I have a cruise on our bucket list. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and hope to hear from you again.

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt December 19, 2015 at 13:56

    Sue, this was so interesting to read your point of view from a down-under Christmas! The last few years we have ditched Northern California cold for Southern Cal’s warm Christmases since almost all of the family lives there. We spend our Christmas day after all the festivities are “over” walking on the beach. Water is too cold but usually the temps are mild. We will be spending New Years on the beach in Baja, so warm air, here we come! It is my hope to spend a Christmas in Australia some year, since I seem to have so many new friends 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 20, 2015 at 09:44

      I love the different traditions around the world Terri. Usually in Australia we have a ‘nana nap’ after our big lunch but then it is good to take a walk in the evening and look at the houses decorated with Christmas lights. You would love Australia I’m sure and you are always welcome! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Terri to you and your family.xx

  • Reply Lindsey December 20, 2015 at 14:34

    I always love to read about how people in other parts of the world celebrate the holidays. The amazing part about being a blogger is being able to connect with all these amazing people from the comfort of my own home.

    I lived in Florida for a few years, so I know how it feels to have a warm Christmas, and it was one of the main reasons (aside from family) that I wanted to move back to the midwest. Thank you for sharing your family traditions!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2015 at 07:11

      I agree Lindsey. We can get so caught up in our own world that we think that’s just the way it is. We spend a Christmas in London one year and it didn’t snow but was very cold and I loved it. I love being able to connect with others from around the world and like you I have made some wonderful friends who live in several different countries. I wish you and your family peace love and happiness for Christmas and 2016. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  • Reply Mary-the boondocks blog December 20, 2015 at 22:28

    Being from the Southern hemesphere is so different. I cannot for image Christmas in warm weather or on the beach. I try a hard as I can to get away from the warm weather… and that’s saying a lot because I live in Greece. You have such wonderful traditions, and the one where you celebrate a week earlier is the best, tht way the whole family gets to spend time with everyone. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2015 at 07:16

      It is so funny Mary as we are in 30+ degree heat singing Christmas songs about snow and the cold! I’m so glad I made the decision to have our family celebration one week earlier. It is so much easier on everyone and we can spend quality time together. I’ve enjoyed connecting with you and wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and may 2016 bring peace, love and happiness.

  • Reply Ilka December 20, 2015 at 23:22

    We live in South Florida so I can definitely relate to Christmas on the beach. Your mom’s Christmas Pudding sounds so fun, even the though the penny in the custard would have scared me. I hope nobody ever swallowed it. Isn’t it nice how we remember little details about Christmas as a child, like your mother’s China Bowl. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. Enjoy!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2015 at 07:18

      Hi Ilka! Yes when I was growing up we had different currency and so it was a great tradition which I think the English brought over way back when. Now the currency we have can’t be used because of what it is made of. No one swallowed the coins as they were too busy looking through the pudding to see if they were one of the lucky ones. My mum passed away 29 years ago and I still think of that China Bowl every year! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas and may 2016 be filled with peace, love and happiness.

  • Reply Gina December 21, 2015 at 02:31

    Your traditions are so different from mine! I loved hearing about your childhood Christmas as even your feast was very different from the American fare my family made. My family actually makes tofurkey most of the time (tofu turkey) since my sister and I don’t eat meat. It’s so interesting how the seasons are the opposite where you live and it’s summer there. It’s hard to imagine with half a foot of snow outside my window. Ha! I actually do much the same as you for gift giving. I give my nephews small, inexpensive gifts that they like. I also make gifts for everyone else. Sometimes I make them home-baked cookies. But, most often I make scarves and send candles and body scrubs. I like to think that they understand how much love went into it too. Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions! I actually made a post about mine a couple of days ago. Haha. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2015 at 07:20

      Hi Gina! I love family traditions especially at Christmas and I enjoy hearing how others celebrate this special time of year. I don’t think you can beat home made gifts they are made with love and something extra special. Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and your family peace, love and happiness for 2016. I’m off to read your post!

  • Reply Jessica December 21, 2015 at 05:39

    I have never heard of money in the pudding! How fun! I love that you don’t focus too much on presents and changed the date of your celebration to allow everyone to spend more time together. My husband and I lived far away from our families for several years, so we have removed from those traditions, and although we are closer now, we have children of our own, and are just starting to figure out what traditions we want to start with them.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2015 at 07:21

      Hi Jessica! Yes it was a tradition from the very early days although when we changed currency in the 1960’s we couldn’t use the new coins because of what they were made of. I think you can buy pretend coins now but I used to love that part of the Christmas day feast. I think Children help you to make new traditions and they are the magical part of Christmas. Have a special time with your loved ones and I wish you peace, love and happiness for 2016. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Lynn Spencer December 21, 2015 at 22:13

    Hello Sue, from reading your post I imagine you’re still in the glow of your ‘Christmas before’. I imagine it was magical. I’m often curious about the holiday traditions in other countries and I love how I’ve ‘visited’ so many countries this Christmas season and received a glimpse into all the different traditions.
    My children are still at home and my parents live in town, so it’s always the 6 of us sharing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together. We watch ‘The Christmas Story’ together, eat lots of food, take a good nap and in general, spend the day making memories.
    Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day and Happy New Year!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 22, 2015 at 06:55

      Hi Lynn! Your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sounds lovely and what it is all about. Yes we had a wonderful time with everyone last weekend and like you I love hearing about traditions in other countries. Thank you for stopping by and hope you visit again.

  • Reply Regina L. L. Wells December 21, 2015 at 23:18

    Sue, this is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I have always wanted to visit Australia (and NZ), but now you’ve made me want to see it at Chriatmastime (and I’m a snow girl!). Your Christmas traditions are beautiful, loving, and filled with the spirit that is supposed to envelop us in this season. So many blended (and not so blended) families could take a lesson from your family. Your family’s traditions are what it’s all about! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 22, 2015 at 06:57

      Hi Regina!!! Well it is the opposite to snow here that is for sure – it can get very hot but that is what we are used to. Thank you for your lovely words, it is not easy having a blended family but I think introducing this tradition has really helped and we all look forward to the day. It is more special now with grandchildren running around. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year filled with love, peace and happiness. xx

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville December 23, 2015 at 11:32

    I will have to share this post with my mum she will really love reading this, she loves her cricket too. Growing up we always had boxing day with my dad’s extended family and the cousins at my Grandmothers house, she was from England as is my dad so it was all very English and we would all play cricket in the street. Great memories. Thanks for sharing this with #Fridayreflections

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 24, 2015 at 07:15

      I miss our true Aussie traditions as I am from Angl0-Saxon stock. It really is a lovely time despite the heat and it is lovely to look back on childhood Christmas memories. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Janine December 23, 2015 at 17:17

    For many years we did the traditional roast dinner and pudding… and although this has changed over the last few years (depending on where we go) I really miss the tradition! With Den being anglo-indian they tend to do curry and rice!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 24, 2015 at 07:16

      Oh curry and rice now that is different Janine! It is just as bad as making a roast in the hot weather! Have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to hearing about the wedding.

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer December 25, 2015 at 02:09

    What a lovely way to take something that could have been awkward and turned it into the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. Thank you for sharing your story at the Over the Moon Link Party. Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 25, 2015 at 14:19

      Hi Sandy yes I’m happy with our traditions now and everyone seems to enjoy the Festive Season so much more. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I look forward to co-hosting Over the Moon with you in 2016!

  • Reply Jacki December 25, 2015 at 05:49

    I’m so jealous of you going to the beach! I’m looking at a foot of snow, and it hasn’t gone above freezing for weeks here in British Columbia. Brr.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 25, 2015 at 14:20

      Oh Jacki it is gorgeous but do you know a lot of us Aussies dream of a White Christmas!!! I suppose the beauty and novelty of snow wears off as it isn’t easy to live with but it is beautiful. Have a lovely Christmas and may 2016 bring you peace and happiness.

  • Reply Kathleen December 29, 2015 at 14:29

    WooHoo Sue, This fabulous post was the most clicked in the Blogger’s Pit Stop#3 and will be featured on Friday. Stumbled and twitted
    Well done,
    Kathleen

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 29, 2015 at 15:46

      Oh Wow!!! WooHoo! Thanks Kathleen what a lovely New Year gift. I think everyone was intrigued by Aussies celebrating in a warmer climate with no snow! Thanks again I’m wrapt!

  • Reply Just Plain Marie January 2, 2016 at 12:18

    Isn’t it terrible – I’ve never really thought about how Christmas would look in a place like Australia. I have no problem realizing that Africans or Asians (those who celebrate Christmas, of course) wouldn’t eat the same foods as we do, but I never thought about what Christmas in the middle of summer really meant. Of course, as I’m sitting here looking at snow out the window, I find it hard to truly grasp that it’s summer down there.

    Of course barbecues and Christmas on the beach would make a lot more sense considering that it’s summer for you!

  • Reply Mandi December 16, 2016 at 11:17

    It sounds so very different from the Christmas traditions here in Iowa, but lovely all the same. You are absolutely right- the holidays are really all about family.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 17, 2016 at 05:49

      Yes I suppose as you are in winter, the weather is the exact opposite to what we are experiencing in Australia. I love reading about other countries and their Christmas traditions. Have a lovely festive season. x

  • Reply Michele December 17, 2016 at 08:53

    O emjoyed reading about your Christmas traditions in Australia. Though we live far away, many of the ideas are the same, delicious food and time with family and friends. We are celebrating Christmas with my children and brothers and sisters this weekend. Your Aussie heat sounds good about now. We are experiencing wind chills far below zero and we are in the midst of a snow storm with 10-12 inches of snow. I hope your vacation is wonderfu;!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 19, 2016 at 11:00

      Oh dear a snow storm doesn’t sound good even though we all have this ‘romantic’ idea about snow. I think it must become a bit painful after a while. Have a wonderful Christmas and sending love to you and your family x

  • Reply candy December 17, 2016 at 09:34

    Nice to hear hour you celebrate Christmas since it is during summer for all of you. Turkey is a must and that plum pudding sounds really good. Thanks for linking up with Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 19, 2016 at 10:59

      Yes we are crazy cooking in the heat but it is tradition and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without turkey and plum pudding that is for sure!

  • Reply Grammy Dee December 17, 2016 at 16:37

    Enjoyed reading about your Christmas traditions when you were growing up. And I definitely understand your new traditions. But WOW it would be wonderful to have a temp of 86ºF here for Christmas! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Sue and a wonderful new year! Thank you for partying with us at Blogging Grandmothers Christmas Link Party. We’ve shared your post on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 19, 2016 at 10:57

      Yes it is certainly a little warmer where I live. Have a wonderful Christmas Dee and look forward to linking up again next year. x

  • Reply Clearissa Coward December 19, 2016 at 07:52

    I still remember, with fond memories, all of the traditions we had when my grandparents were alive and still hosting. I miss them but it was a blessing to have the blessing of starting new traditions with my little family and to watch my daughter do the same with her family. At some point you have to relinquish the torch. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 19, 2016 at 10:56

      It is lovely to also start new traditions when the grandchildren start to arrive but like you I miss my Mum and Dad at this time of year and the traditions we had growing up.

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl December 19, 2016 at 11:46

    I really enjoyed reading this post, Sue. Your memories, your new traditions and how you’ve coped with change over the years to make your Christmases now so meaningful with the people you love both around you and always in your heart.

    Merry Christmas!

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 05:01

      Thank you and may you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year. xx

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit December 19, 2016 at 13:17

    Merry Christmas!! x o

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 04:59

      And to you Leanne!

  • Reply Vanessa December 19, 2016 at 14:12

    Not big on traditions here but I just like having a catch up with people, eating and napping. Then being woken up by the traditional 3pm storm 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 04:57

      Sounds a perfect day to me. Merry Christmas and have a fabulous 2017.

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama December 19, 2016 at 16:02

    The past few years we have spent Christmas at home, we catch up with family (his and mine) in the days following as we always have holidays for that week. When we first got together we used to have to squeeze 3 Christmases in one day – his parents, my mum, and my dad (divorced) – and spent more time sitting in traffic than enjoying Christmas, so it is lovely now to actually be able to cook a ham, and just enjoy our time at home. Miss 20 will be coming over mid morning for Christmas lunch this year, then going to her partner’s for Christmas night … and so the next generation begins …

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 04:55

      It is crazy trying to squeeze everyone in on the same day and no one really enjoys themselves. I think it is great that you can enjoy your day and still see everyone at your own pace to spend quality time together. Ah yes, the next generation and trying to fit their visits in as well…. Merry Christmas to your and your family, Janet and have a wonderful New Year. Hoping to connect more in 2017, perhaps we should catch up for a coffee.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs December 19, 2016 at 19:04

    The meal memories of your mum had me savouring the memories of my mum’s baked dinners..for Christmas Day. Mum handed over Christmas Day lunch to me in 1985, supplied the pork ( I did the chickens and the ham and we got some turkey already cooked) and I would start cooking it and when she got to our place, she’d make sure the crackling was right. That meal, shared with Mum and Dad (who is still around) was always a highlight. We have had many traditions at Christmas but with our two kids marrying others’ (then 2 break ups for one of them) and having 4 kids in each family..it just got crazy trying to have everyone get together. The LAST time was 3 weeks before we left Sydney and our DD and her 4 kids hosted, and our son and his wife and their then 3 came. It was bittersweet but it was the last time we got together for a few reasons. I love how you are making adaptations and changes which suit. I also am blessed that our 3 gkids aged almost 20, 17 and almost 16 are driving up on Wednesday to see us for lunch. It’s a complex time of the year meeting everyone’s needs, so we put ourselves last as we live the distance away and I do not travel well at all these days. On that note..sorry to be a bit blah…thank you for joining in over at my blog. Looking forward to seeing you back when you are refreshed and ready to go in 2017. Denyse #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 04:53

      Life does have it’s twists and turns doesn’t it Denyse. My parents passed away Day 35 years ago and Mum 30 years ago so it has been a long time since I was able to celebrate Christmas with them. I agree it is a very complex time of year to try and keep everyone happy and still enjoy the Festive Season yourself. Lovely to have your grandchildren making the effort to come and visit so enjoy your time with them. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2017 be full of love and happiness. xx

  • Reply Deborah December 20, 2016 at 06:32

    I actually still love the hot roast thing, but must admit I don’t think of it as a particularly Xmassy thing. Most people I know now do seafood but I’m not a fan, so usually stick to the roast.

    We really do need to adapt to our climate though. Usually my bro and SIL cook a roast in the webber BBQ outside, and offer up cold ham and turkey as well as roast veges.

    I’m hosting Xmas this year which will be new and different. But I have plenty of booze on hand!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 21, 2016 at 04:49

      Seafood is our New Year’s Eve meal. It is a lot of work hosting but I do enjoy all the preparations and you have it all covered if you have plenty of drinks to get you through! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful 2017!

  • Reply Janice | MostlyBlogging December 21, 2016 at 06:32

    Hi Sue,
    Happy holidays to you!
    Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 22, 2016 at 06:18

      Happy Holidays to you Janice and thanks so much for hosting the Blogger’s Pit Stop each week. See you in 2017!

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