Christmas in Africa 25 December 2014

Christmas day was a real blessing. We came together as a family and had a braai. Ons the menu was beer braai chicken, sweet potato, gammon, ham and potato salad (among other things) My husband made the most amazing bread! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you don’t forget the real reason for Christmas. Jesus Christ was born and He died for our sins.

How did you celebrate Christmas?

Christmas in South Africa…Recipes…Beer braai chicken

Beer braai chicken

Preparation time: 10 -20mins
Cooking time: 45-60 mins

  • Salt and other seasoning
  • 1 Can of beer
  • 1 whole chicken
Drink half of the beer and place the chicken on top it, standing up on the coals. It takes about an hour to cook. Sometimes the flesh on the thighs appear pink this is because some smoking takes place.

Cut up the meat and enjoy!

Christmas in South Africa…The countdown 8 days

Christmas in Africa                                                 While people in the Northern hemisphere are freezing we are having warm weather.

We will have our Christmas lunch outside and braai. For this reason we’ve started tidying the garden yesterday. We couldn’t cut the grass because it was raining but that will happen on Saturday.

On the menu for Christmas day:

Beer braai Chicken


Ox Tongue with sweet mustard sauce

Corned beef


Potato Salad

Pasta Salad

Beet root

Lindsay’s Sweet Potato and Pecan Dish

and for desert Malva Pudding, Trifle and Ice cream.

If you’d like some of the recipes please comment below.

What is on the menu for your Christmas lunch?