Ho Ho Ho, Hoh yes, I have to admit that I’m really ready to get out of this office. Now that the sun has finally made an appearance, I feel my focus wavering – leaning to the call of family, feasting and exciting summertime adventures ahead. This year I’m heading to Wanaka for Christmas then for the first time in years taking a summer roadie to the North Island, to non specific destinations based simply on seeking sunshine. I am excited. First thing’s first however and next week I will be helping my mum out in the kitchen to prepare a Christmas feast, the one time of the year where overeating is so irresistible that I just consider it is tradition. The ensuing food coma builds the perfect foundation for slow and sleepy conversations with loved ones, as the little people take joy in their new carefully constructed elf made gifts.
In our family the ham usually plays second fiddle to the turkey, but after having a little preview of this 80’s inspired (lets decorate everything with oranges) ham with the addition of mustard fruits (which are so delicious BTW), the turkey may be getting a run for it’s money this year. Either way, this makes a killer sandwich and will keep the punters happy for days in between trips to the beach and those back yard cricket tests starting up on a patch of grass near you come boxing day.