We had a bowl of steamed mussels and a half a bbq crayfish.
Loved loved loved the mussels. I never did like mussels and I think it is because the other times I had it, they were always over done and chewy. This time they are actually refreshing and so very delicious. We washed it all down with a pint of Kaikoura lager. Summer heaven.
The drive from Kaikoura to Rangiora where Aaron's parents live, is a mere 2.5 hours if that. We got home to enjoy Christmas eve and I got to feed the chooks. They're super cute, when they hear the feed shaking in the container, they come running. It's hilarity.