This Christmas was extra special as it was the first one that we celebrated together as "Morton's" We have already started some of our own family traditions.
Christmas Day was quite festive with everyone wearing their Christmas hat during dinner. We had quite a spread with a mix of Australian, Chinese and American cuisines such as a 6pound roast, cornbread, bok choy, salad, mash potatoes, and ..... a new Christmas tradition of lighting the plum
pudding on fire. Loved it so much, we lit it on fire 3 or 4 times!
For those of you, who don't know what a plum pudding is. Plum pudding
is an Australian Christmas Tradition and it's similiar to a Fruit Cake.
It's actually denser than a fruit cake. It comes wrapped in a cloth
and gets boiled in water for 1 hour. Afterwards, you pour some whiskey
or brandy on top and light it on FIRE. You eat this smothered in
Custard, which I also bought with the plum pudding. However, if you
are a beginner like me, you make lumpy Custard, which is what we ate
with the above plum pudding.
As for the 75F, blue sky, sunny weather, we enjoyed it very much.
Played tennis on the day of Christmas. Several days before, Eva and her
friend as well as Greg and I went to Los Angeles County of Museum of
Art, aka LACMA. But we got tired after 2 hours and decided to leave
rather than see the rest of the museum! So much for being an Art fan!
At least Greg was able to see the La Brea Tar Pit next to the museum.
Of course, we topped it off with a burger "from In & Out."
Lastly, I was very happy to spend some time with my little sister Eva before she ships out on her 3 month "Semester at Sea."