Today is the first of several days of our confused Christmas, our Daughter is working Christmas Day and will be eating with her boyfriend’s family in the evening. Youngest has been invited to eat at his girlfriends families too, so rather than subject him to Christmas Day with ‘the Olds’ he can go and have some fun with her 😊
So I am cooking Christmas dinner today 🎄
I spent most of yesterday ‘prepping’. The gammon was cooked in Cola then roasted off in the oven with mustard and sugar.
Then, when cooled popped into the fridge.
Meringues were made and popped into an airtight box for Raspberry Pavolova’s
Yorkshire puds were cooked too, Hubby doesn’t think they should be served with Christmas dinner, but Youngest loves them with anything.
Sprouts, potatoes and parsnips were peeled and bagged, sat in the fridge awaiting their fate.
And gorgeous fat prawns were taken out of the freezer and popped into the fridge to defrost, ready for our starter.
Cauliflower cheese was made and put into the fridge till tomorrow.
The bird was prepped and dressed in its bacon cloak, with plenty of butter and sage with a halved lemon poked in the cavity.
And all those little extra bits, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls etc were sorted.
So today was a ‘chuck it in the oven’ and enjoy day 😄
Actual Christmas Day will start with coffee in bed, the traditional prezzie opening, calls to absent children, and a full English, a visit to the pub at lunchtime, this is were Youngest leaves us. Then home for cold cuts and Mash or Port and Cheese and pickles depending on how hungry we are and I am sure we will manage to open a bottle or 2 of wine to sip whilst watching rubbish on TV.
Whatever you are doing, I wish you health and love – Merry Christmas X