Well it’s that time of year.. The one day that causes panic, testing festive fun and endless discussions about what people are having for lunch/dinner/breakfast/supper.. As I am always thinking food it’s quite nice to hear about everyone else’s!
My pal Ramsay had a lovely bit of blythburg, and a redborne turkey..plus a great breakfast .. I mention that as we had serious discussions about the meats.. Nice one rams!
Christmas Eve was a spaghetti number .. Onions fried off with garlic and previously smuggled Italian herbs from amsterdam. A whole bottle of Rioja .. And boiled down for ages! Adding some butter to riches it even more.. And some crushed bruschetta..
Christmas morning was a breakfast of sausages.. Found in the freezer from last year! These were fried off and jiggled in a bottle of Hendersons sauce.. It’s like a Worcestershire .. Yet fishless..a present from my auntie Jan.. Popped into buttered little dinner rolls also courtesy of a freezer forage..
A red ticket excellent piece of Hereford beefs..again being looked after by the indoor freezer..rubbed with rosemary and red wine stock ala my attorney and marco’s advice..
Roasted in the oven just a little too long.. Not pink enough yet mad tasty as were the spuds that were sitting underneath it..
A Diane sauce .. Gone old school , horseradish of course and crushed carrot and parsnips…
And a great yorky..
We even ate in the good room! ( well it is Christmas after all!)..
Crackers? ( the pulling kind..)..
Well I had some from a while back ..they were in the boot of the vw convertible.. Bought on a reduced ticket..
Umm they were for Easter!
Good leftovers .. Of course! And seeing as most of this we already had., ( and were gifted the bubbles and chocolates and even the spuds!)
It was a pretty frugal Crimbo! And didn’t miss out on anything..
Hang on .. No turkey?
Well I was donated a fresh carcass ..
That’s for soup.. And for another post..