The New Year is here and I’m back from a well deserved rest with my family back home… I hope you all had a brilliant time over the holiday period and are ready for a fantastic year ahead. I sure am!
Like promised I want to show you what I was up to in my mum’s kitchen. From the several dishes cooked I decided to start with a warm and delicious pumpkin and ginger soup!
After a long day traveling to Portugal – including technical problems with aircraft, hijacked plane (yes I was flying on that day!), change of route and unexpected taxi rides – we finally managed to reunite ourselves with my family. It was really nice to see everyone, share this time of the year with loved ones and we were so so lucky with the weather! Yes, I know that Malta had the coldest holiday time ever, but luckily for us, in Portugal we had warm sunny days and mild evenings. Makes a change from the usual cold and rain.
I had a beautiful menu prepared for the feasts. I spent weeks thinking about the dishes, the ingredients and the preferences of everyone. I even created and printed little nice menus to put on the table on Xmas Eve and Xmas Day. But guess what? Nothing went to plan! On Xmas eve, my aunt was in charge of the desserts and she changed her mind last minute and then I couldn’t find all the ingredients needed for my starters. We had 2 main courses for dinner so for Xmas lunch we had so many leftovers that we only managed the cook a quick lasagna and one dessert. Everything else were leftovers from the night before! Oh well, this is what dealing with family is like, nothing goes to plan but we are all happy together 🙂
So this soup ended up moving from Xmas Day lunch starter to Xmas Day dinner main course 🙂