This year is the first year that the extended family is coming to our home for Christmas.
|Self-seeded cherry tomatoes are absolutely abundant at the moment in my garden. |
Everyone will go home with some after Christmas lunch.
I am determined to make it a most delightfully stress-free and simple event that we can all enjoy. I really don't want to go overboard preparing for it. It's school holidays and I'd much rather be playing with the kids and sharing in their pre-christmas excitement.
Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I had a great idea. The others don't have a veggie garden so I thought it would be delightful to harvest and make a salad together with the family. The kids could take them into the garden hunting for ripe cherry tomatoes, seeking leafy greens, and selecting a range of herbs for the dressing.
I can imagine this salad will be far more tasty and enjoyable - a simple salad to savour. I think it will be a more memorable meal - because everyone will be intimately involved in the harvesting and making - not just assembling the ingredients, or being served.
Labels: family, food, simple living