This year, we had our usual Orphan's Xmas with the Kiwi Kensington Crew - me and the Boys, plus Dany, Scott, Ben, Lisa and honorary member Nate.
Previous years have taught us we never have an appetite for a full meal, so everyone bought a selection of nibbles. As you'll see, there was a fair amount of food, but considering the small amount of leftovers, we catered rather well.
There were ribs, smoked salmon on toasts, devils on horseback (prunes wrapped in bacon) and ham.
There were also chicken wings, chicken nuggets, cheese, olives, peperonata, roasted cherry tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, and leek and sundried tomato empanadas. PLUS, there were spicy koftas, a couple of dips, sweet & salty nuts, candied pecans and more cheese (most of which hasn't been opened and will probably be eaten on NYE!).
Moving on to the sweet stuff - gingerbread cookies, cherry tarts, almond crescents, chocolate dipped strawberries, plus fruit (cherries, grapes) and pavlova (not pictured).
After a couple of rounds of eating, there was "cricket" in the park.
As well as some board games - Operation and Cranium.
The mess we created on the floor was VERY impressive. This wasn't even half of it.
Hopefully everyone else had a great Xmas too! Recipes for some of our Xmas food to come.