Well Christmas has come and gone, I hope you all had a fabulous day filled with lots of love.   I spent the holiday entertaining my mom who’s here from New York City, my in-laws as well as friends.  It was a wonderful day filled with laughter and lots of food.

I started preparing for Christmas day from Thursday.  I set my table by using garland, candles and various ornaments I purchased at Walmart.   I mixed the old with the new by using my old dishes and some ornaments I’ve already had.   I loved the way in it turned out and I didn’t spend much.      Walmart offers low prices, every day on top brands for all holiday essentials – from holiday meal favorites to must-have gifts and festive décor.  Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring my holiday table.

After my table was set, I focused on the food.  I decided I wanted to not only make dishes that were tasty, but also very simple to prepare.    I prepped my ingredients on Christmas Eve day as to make it easier and less time consuming.   On Christmas Day I was able to cook the entire meal in 4 hours!!    I  believe in doing what you can ahead of time, so that you have the day to sit and mingle with your guests and not be exhausted.   I had my traditional Guyanese Christmas breakfast of pepperpot and bread, I skipped the garlic pork this year.   After breakfast, with a glass of sangria in hand, I started preparing my Christmas meal.  Just in case I hadn’t finished before guests arrived I had candy, nuts and hummus with pita bread to tide them over until the main course was ready.  Luckily I was done before the first guest arrived.  I was pleased with how it all turned out and received rave reviews from the guests. *Pats myself on the back*

Since it’s the season for giving, I will be giving away a $15 Walmart gift card to one lucky reader…there may even be an added surprise.   To enter, simply answer the following question in the comments section:

How did you spend your Christmas Day?

One entry per person please.  Winner will be announced on Friday 30th.   Sorry but this is open to US residents only.

Christmas Menu

Roast Leg of Lamb with Fig Balsamic Sauce

Roasted Salmon with Lemon Herb Compound Butter

Burgundy Mushrooms

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Corn Soufflee

Persian Jeweled Rice

Zucchini stuffed with Feta and Walnuts

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel

White Sangria with Apples and Pears


Guyanese Black Cake

Carrot Cake



The Spread

Corn Souflee

Persian Jeweled Rice

Roast Lamb, Burgundy Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes and Balsamic Fig Sauce

Zucchini stuffed with feta and walnuts