Two years ago, a friend gave us a stuffed turkey from Victoria Station and it was simply divine – the meat was well marinated, succulent and tender; its stuffing was delicious and it even came with a variety of sauces and dipping, including cranberry sauce. Since mum is now in KL, hubby suggested that we order a turkey from Victoria Station and have a family dinner at home.
Being non-Christians, I've never really celebrated Christmas but this time, we got all excited planning for the dinner. A week before Christmas, we went shopping for Christmas ornaments to decorate our tiny apartment. We bought some decorative bows for the dining chairs, a decorative door wreath and some candle stands. I also found some really cute moose hair bands for Yiu Yiu and Yihao.
On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, we busied ourselves putting up decorations and preparing spaghetti, mushroom soup and salad in the kitchen. We collected the turkey at about 5pm and mum and other family members started to arrive shortly after. We feasted on the food with Christmas songs playing in the background. The turkey turned out to be a disappointment. The meat was rather dry and tasteless, the potatoes undercooked and the cranberry sauce too watery. Well, tis the season to be jolly and forgiving. Besides the merry atmosphere more than made up for whatever was lacking in the food department, and that is all that matters.
Happy holidays, one and all, and have a Blessed 2007.