G’day, mate. In honor of my friend, Koalagirl15, I would like to announce that today is Australia Day. Even though I am certain this has been listed on every calendar I have ever owned, I only found out about it yesterday --- when Koalagirl15 invited me to an Australia Day dinner. Yep, I really am that slow. :-)
The menu for this yummy feast was as follows:
- meat pies (with catsup)
- sausage rolls
- coconut shrimp (with mango chutney/dip)
- tomato-onion casserole
- Pavlova with fresh fruit
- Australian wine
The wine was very good, but strong. It hit me a little harder than I expected. The shrimp was quite tasty as well; and the Pavlova was wonderful: light and sweet with a beautiful collection of kiwis, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries on top. I wonder just how many calories were hidden in that meringue, though, because I gained a pound overnight. :-)
If you would like to learn more about this Australian national holiday, visit the official Australia Day website. Hooroo!
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