Happy New Year! – What I did with my holiday

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Happy New Year!! 😀

I trust everyone had a great holiday, this January harmattan makes waking up difficult doesn’t it? It should have been this cold during the holidays but still grateful for the cold otherwise heat would have started early this year!

I spent most of my holiday in Lagos, at home most of the time. The idea was to have a nice quiet holiday with very little activity: cook, eat, watch movies and sleep, very short list, lol.

Sometime during the break one of my cousins with fine nose calls and invites us to a beach resort. It sounded like fun so my husband and I agreed and were infact excited. On Sunday the 28th I woke up and changed my mind! The idea of going to the beach resort via speed boat terrified me, Lol…can’t blame a Nigerian gal! Only problem was how to call my cousin and cancel knowing that plans were made with us in mind, with encouragement from my husband, I decided to be brave. We had such a great time I’m glad we went.

26th of December was my Father-inlaws birthday so we spent the day with him, my Mother-inlaw, brothers -inlaw and sister-inlaw. Naturally there was alot to eat and drink.

Here’s the rest of the story in pictures…

What we ate on Christmas day…

Baked fresh wheat rolls first thing

Baked fresh wheat rolls first thing

 

I had mine with freshly made goat meat pepper soup. ..

I had mine with freshly made goat meat pepper soup. ..

While my husband had his an a beef burger

While my husband had his an a beef burger

Hubby had his pepper soup with eko/agidi

Hubby had his pepper soup with eko/agidi

Had grandmas rice with steamed vegetable for lunch

Had grandmas rice with steamed vegetable for lunch

And later relaxed with Isi-ewu

And later relaxed with Isi-ewu

I baked banana coconut fruit cake

I baked banana coconut fruit cake

With lots of ice cream to go round

With lots of ice cream to go round

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Fried chicken...

Fried chicken…

On the 26th, for our family party…I made

Shredded beef and green pepper sauce

Shredded beef and green pepper sauce

Served with special fried rice

 

On the 28th of December,  I embarked on a courageous journey 😀

Hubby and cousin in the boat

Hubby and cousin in the boat

After the courageous journey

After the courageous journey

POP Beach Club

POP Beach Club

The pool

The pool

Our poolside beds

Our poolside beds

The beach

The beach

Our cabanas

Our cabanas

View from my room

View from my room

Had a delicious lunch

Had a delicious lunch

Had ribs and grilled chicken

Had ribs and grilled chicken

Had to drop my camera and dig in lest I carry last…lol!

Played beach volley ball

Played beach volley ball

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The next morning…

We took a stroll down the beach

We took a stroll down the beach

We were not alone on the beach

Crabs! Enjoying the water too

Crabs! Enjoying the water too

Caught a curious little baby crab

Caught a curious little baby crab

Some of the beach houses..

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Formed I could swim

Formed I could swim

Hubs and Peju played some table tennis

Hubs and Peju played some table tennis

Ate some tender beach coconuts

Ate some tender beach coconuts

Relaxed on the hammock

Relaxed on the hammock

All in all it was a great holiday!

All in all it was a great holiday!

What did you do with your holiday? Would like to know…

Have a great and wonderful year!

Azuka..

12 Comments

  1. neker17 says:

    I’m jealous!!!
    I had fun too, winter fun, traipsing all over the UK. :))

  2. Isioma says:

    Happy New year chef! Your holidays was really loaded with a lot of eating n drinking. Mine was very quiet n wit loads of rest with the family. Lovely pictures. Hope to hear from u soon.

  3. I now know why you didnt invite me over, because eheennn i was hexpecting your pings. You sure dig am .Happy New year sis.

  4. chelzyspeaks says:

    Mehn! Sis you had mega fun…. You didnt tell me abt this.

  5. uloaku nnoli says:

    Nice one! My holidays were quiet, I should probably host a party next year

  6. Cindy says:

    This looked like a ton of fun!
    I have silently followed your blog but never commented. You made a domo ice cream convert out of me. But every time I go to Shoprite I only find chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavours; would love to try something else.
    I know you have a burger recipe on the blog but the one your hubby had looks really juicy, did you do something different? And the ribs was it prepared by you or bought from the beach resort?

    Hoping for more cooking adventures this new year. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Cheers

    • Wow Cindy…
      you should comment more often, you definitely have alot to say. Glad you enjoy the Domo Ice Cream like I do, try Vcare Opebi if you stay in Lagos they usually have other flavours like cappuccino and bubble. A lady on Facebook found other flavours in Amigo Supermarket in Abuja as well.

      We seasoned the ribs ourselves then got one of the attendants to grill it over charcoal for us. As for my hubbys burger…I think I added a hot sauce on the burger meat but will check and perhaps do another burger recipe.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for finally commenting. Glad to have you here! 🙂

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