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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas memories


  Another Christmas has arrived.I remember a Christmas celebration of ten years ago. That Xmas was special for us.It was the first time that we celebrated Christmas in the traditional method.

Till then we just used to decorate the Christmas tree and children used to sing carols.

It was the year 2000 when around Christmas time we had guests. My cousin, Ramesh, his wife,Linda and daughter,   Sameera were with us. Sameera was excited  that she would be celebrating in India. A few days before Xmas  preparations started. A tree was purchased. Balloons, toys, trinkets, stockings, colourful papers, gum  and what not, were purchased.  Colourful  bulbs,gifts, and many more interesting decoration material was bought.My daughter-in-law, and grand daughters were more than excited. As the decorations were going on SM started  singing Carols. All four of them  sang with great enthusiasm. The  whole house was  reverberating with Jingle bells, Joy to the world, and many more carols evoked great excitement. A festive spirit  pervaded  in the whole house. The tree looked  exquisite.                                                               

 The morning started with gifts. Children were enthralled. They checked the stockings to see what surprise gift Santa had brought for them.

After the decorations  several goodies were prepared. Of course Christmas Cake was the centre of attraction.The cake was luscious. There was a big spread  for dinner. Different types of breads,  assortment of cookies, varieties of cheese and many more delicious and tempting flavoured  goodies were so inviting that we could hardly wait . 

I am giving here a recipe for Spinach and cheese mix.Actually this is a non vegetarian dish but  I have modified   it and turned it into a pure vegetarian dish. We specially prepare it for Christmas dinner every year.

Ingredients required

1.All purpose flour   4 spoons.

2.milk      250 ml.litres

3.cheese    200 gms

4 spinach    250 gms

5 salt  as per taste

6.garlic  3or 4 flakes

7.oregano   1 pinch

8. butter  100 gms

Method of preparation

Shred the spinach leaves finely and steam them. Keep aside. Put butter in a Karhai ,add crushed garlic flakes.Then add the flour.Stir  for a couple of minutes and add milk, stirring all the time, so that no lumps are made. Now add salt and the steamed spinach. Remove from the fire and add cheese.Mix well. Now add the steamed spinach. Sprinkle oregano.Serve with bread. 

In the end I wish all my friends and well wishers a very happy Christmas.


  Written for BAR Thursday  archives, The theme is festivals. Iam writing about Christmas.










  1. I guess with the marriage to a Keralite you may have witnessed more of Christian festivities.
    Wishing you and fly a Merry Xmas.

  2. Thank you and wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas.I may mention I have never attended any Christian festivities.My grand children are very enthusiastic about all festivities.

  3. Merry Christmas to you too..interesting dish..need to try sometime..never heard of it before

  4. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.Wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.

  5. That's an interesting dish! Simple and full of nutrition too! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! :)

    1. Thank you Shilpa. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  6. I can't say much......Xmas has never excited me as I feel so disconnected from Xmas

    1. Thank you for visiting my site inspite of your very very busy schedule.Happy Christmas to you and Beena and the children.

  7. Just my kind of food .. simple yet full of flavours ! Merry Christmas to you Usha Ji !

  8. I like your recipes very much'Thanks for visitintg my post.