Blogmas 2020, Cooking at home with Kaya

Blogmas – Christmas Day Cooking

Good morning friends,

Christmas day for as long as I can remember is all about seeing family and friends, as many as you can cram into one day.

Multiple minced pies, crackers pulled and countless cups of tea. Well, we partly did that!

We had a relaxing morning, opening presents, listening to Christmas music

We only had a light breakfast and cuppa’s during the day, ready for our festive feast.

We social distanced with family, face timed and called loved ones.

And for the first time ever, I cooked Christmas dinner. In years past I would have assisted here and there, but this year I cooked Christmas dinner and all the trimming, and absolutely loved it.

I seasoned the chicken, I went rogue, shocker, taking it out every 25 minutes or so to baste it, as add the roast potatoes that seasoned in the juices, all was cooked to perfection.

I minted the lamb chops and smoothered the carrots and parsnips so that they were honey roasted.

Pigs in blankets were another ‘must’.

I had to be clever with the arranging of the trays, the doubling up and timings, but all went to plan

I over cooked, as we will have meat and stuffing sandwiches, chicken curry, chicken soup etc for meals through out the next couple of days

After dinner, and a sit down all was packed away ready for the next couple of days, watched Home Alone and had a tipple

Is it just my family tradition, or does everyone cook a little extra for the coming days?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas X

Kaya •

Blogmas 2018

Blogmas Day 5. Childhood on the big screen

Good evening lovely word pressers, and welcome to…

Blogmas day 5. Childhood on the big screen.

Have you ever watched a film and thought, man, what would it of been like to watch this when it was released at the cinema?

80’s and 90’s action/thrillers and Arnie and Stallone films are normally at the top of the list.
I can only imagine how sensational their films would of been to watch.

The excitement of sitting in the comfort of your cinema seat, the intese flashing, the rumbles and sirens from the speakers, eagerly waiting to see what car might blow up, what villan is going to rise from the dead, and who turns out to be the mole?

Now, having said this, you’re probably thinking, my goodness what did she watch?

Terminator…. Pulp Fiction… Lethal Weapon?

Close. So. Very. close.

One genius and fearless character against 2 men who will stop at nothing to conquer their mission.

That’s right.

We watched Home Alone.

Image courtoursy of Google images

This wet and windy Wednesday was spent at our local cinema eating sweet popcorn and M&M’s howling at Marvin and Harry as if it were the first time.

My partner bought us tickets a week ago as he knew it’s one of my favorite films, and what a fantastic way to watch it!

There was only about 20 or so people in the screening… I find a screening of a classic movie is never very well advertised.

Next to us was a woman with two young girls, maybe 6 or 7 years old.
It was so sweet hearing them whispering to each other, desperately guessing what’s going to happen, and then laughing out loud when another paint can is dropped, or Marvin is thrown down by another slip on the ice.

Hearing these girls laugh away to one of my favorite Christmas films made it that little bit more enjoyable.
It’s so lovely to share the joy.
If only I could remember what I thought of Home Alone when I first watched it.

What film did you miss at the cinema as a child that you would love to see in the big screen?

Kaya •