On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…..eight flies a feasting, seven possums playing, six sharks a swimming, five kan-ga-roos, four cuddling koalas, three little penguins, two pink galahs aaaaand a kookaburra up a gum tree.
Aren’t flies just the most fantastic aspect of Australian life? The perceptive amongst you may detect just a hint of sarcasm because in real life they truly do drive you mad. Not only are they are a source of annoyance but they are also a seething mass of germs. With all of the mountains of food that we are preparing and eating in the lead-up to the BIG DAY it is easy to get busy and forget about storing our food correctly.
So to avoid an unhappy stomach and poisoning all of your guests in the process, don’t leave food uncovered on the bench or table, put it straight in the fridge.
On this eighth day of Christmas you can also start practicing keeping your meat and other foods separate by using different chopping boards and utensils to avoid cross contamination when preparing meals.
And don’t forget to do the same thing on Christmas Day before doing your whale impression on the carpet, so that Sitting Number 2 is fresh and healthy.