Oh the joys of the Festive Season while living in Taiwan....
Or maybe not so joyous when you live here. You see, while most of the world is winding down towards the end of the year, taking a few weeks well deserved holidays and getting ready for Christmas and New Year, we here in Taiwan only has Christmas Day off because it falls on a Sunday. That's right folks, Christmas Day isn't a public holiday and we are also not on holiday at the moment. In fact, our semester will only end on 13 January 2012 for our winter vacation and Chinese New Year celebrations.
My idea for the Cook-along for December, isn't a "Cook-along" at all. So here's the "Challenge": How about we all just take one or two pictures of our Christmas lunch or dinner? It doesn't matter what or how - if you have your family or guests in them, that would be cool, too! Just for fun, nothing serious. I will do the same and collate everything and put it in a blog post, sometime after Christmas Day. Sounds like fun? Who knows, maybe we can get some "tips" from each other about table decorations and dishes for 2012!
Please send your entries to kitchenboytaiwan @ gmail.com (without the spaces!) by the 8th of January 2012.
By the way, if you are looking for some ideas and inspiration but cannot stomach the prospect of going into the shops and buying a heap of expensive decorations for your Christmas table, you don't need to. I came across this wonderful blog with loads of great ideas. Go have a look!