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Smile… it’s Christmas

christmas ham mojo
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

This was true of our house this Christmas; the night before and the morning of.

It was as if we had official National Department of Communicable Diseases’ tape and a big sign with an important signature on it at the front gate stating we were quarantined due to sweaty faces and risk of E-bola contamination…

There were some ducks at the lake. We did not eat the ducks

There were some ducks at the lake. We did not eat the ducks


In actual fact, in a rare venturing from the track of entertainment central, this year we have abstained from inviting hordes of friends and relatives to stay and have instead veered down the road of the relative silence of an “us” Christmas. Just me, Jennee and the boys at home this year. No waking up and stepping over bodies scattered everywhere, cooking breakfast and brewing coffee for the state rugby team or waiting in line to use the shower.
I smoked my own Christmas ham and then hit it up with a mojo marinade, just like I said I would

I smoked my own Christmas ham and then hit it up with a mojo marinade, just like I said I would


We would have a picnic at the lake and catch up with some friends and have a few drinkies and some nice food, but this Christmas our house shall be our sanctuary. We shall be the endangered small bush land marsupial and our home shall be a refuge from the progression of modern society; a place where we shall be able to live safely and breed again… but soon they shall release us back into our natural habitat. Next year we shall be returned to the wild, in vast numbers and with a veracious appetite for loose women and the white mans devil water!
It was nom-licious (a hybrid of nom nom nom and delicious… it could take off)

It was nom-licious (a hybrid of nom nom nom and delicious… it could take off)


Oh yeah, and I did make that mojo ham with the pina colada salsa. Smoked my own ham and the whole package (not my “whole package”, I feel I should add. More of a figuratively speaking type “whole package”). I am so full of ham now I am almost past the point of having a food baby, or food baby twins or even food baby sextuplets. In fact, I am so full that if I were to have an actual food baby the call would go out to the next shire for more midwives to facilitate the delivery.
I made a cake. Chocolate fudge cake in fact, with a coconut and berry mousse centre. I based this recipe on one I found at heaps cool blog - Laura's Mess. I'll put the link at the bottom of the page because I can't put it in this caption

I made a cake. Chocolate fudge cake in fact, with a coconut and berry mousse centre. I based this recipe on one I found at heaps cool blog – Laura’s Mess. I’ll put the link at the bottom of the page because I can’t put it in this caption


It’s been a great Christmas. We hope yours was full of good food, good booze, great chums and other things that make your face smile.

Lots of love from the couch,

Your friends at foodisthebestshitever x

Find Laura’s Mess (the blog, not the actual mess) right here

15 comments on “Smile… it’s Christmas

  1. laurasmess says:

    Your cake looks AMAZING, seriously. Super chuffed that you tried my recipe. With mousse and macadamias, genius! Love the idea of adding the ground macas to the batter, I’m gonna try it myself (thanks for the link love brother)! As for that mojo ham? Omg. If you can rank ham on beauty, that one’s a supermodel. Merry Christmas Graz, sounds like you guys have been having a great one!

    1. Awesome Christmas.
      That cake was fudgey deliciousness. I even got kudos from Jennee for that one. Cheers homegirl 🙂

  2. Ginger says:

    As I was saying, that ham would have been perfect with my potato salad 😉
    Pina colada … mmmmh ….
    Merry Christmas down under!

    1. Amen that. Barbecue and swim time 🙂

  3. vicentesf says:

    Merry Christmas and have a fabulous New Year!

  4. cheergerm says:

    Nom-licious, could just take off. Enjoy the rare peace and quiet, ham and cake look Legend (wait for it) dairy. We have the cast of thousands here and am loving it (equally loved the nana nap I just sneaked in as well.)

    1. And you are on the juice? 🙂

      1. cheergerm says:

        Orange juice? Ho ho ho …

  5. Mr Fitz says:

    Nom-licious..? Yes.. I agree..!! Ham looks lovely

    1. Cheers. I was bloody delicious 🙂

  6. milkandbun says:

    That looks absolutely delicious!!!! Have a wonderful and merry holidays!

    1. Why thank you Mrs In Sens. It was mouthwatering and belly satiating 🙂

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