Typhoo - I just saw the French snow chaos on the TV news. Stay warm and safe and make plans with your friends to do Christmas properly just as soon as Mother nature lets you x
I've got the turkey prepped and cooking away in the oven, and I'm about to phone my parents and then have a shower. I don't get myself together on Christmas Day until the breakfast is cooked and the turkey well under way. Currently I smell of smoked bacon, black pudding and cooking turkey. I'm really, really looking forward to the shower!
Bless her, the pal we were supposed to be going to called not long ago, she said dependant on tomorrows weather to come over then, cold turkey ham baked pots etc, just looked at 3 websites, -15 tonight and only getting to -10 tomorrow. That's the problem with living in rural France, no gritters, so ice will not be melted. Thanks everyone for your thoughts, and Shereen, that breaky sounded wonderful, and am sure you smell like a rose now haha
Thankfully the roads are dry here although the pavements are icy. Just -2 this evening so no problem for us motoring the 16 miles to Fiona's sis in Cambridge who hosted the Christmas lunch this year. Her mum was not feeling well, so decided not to travel. Hopefully she will be better tomorrow when we repeat the trip and pick her up on the way.
Sis in law splashed out on a top of the range, free range, organic, hand fed with caviare from birth turkey (it must have been, given the price tag). She did a fantastic meal with all the trimmings, beautifully laid table and plenty of bubbly and wine. Then a brisk walk with her dogs in the trampled snow of Histon Road Rec Ground before coming back home.
A lovely day.
Last night F boiled and glazed a delicious ham that we had for supper and for snacking on over the holidays. She cooked a starter of grilled scallops in their shells in a cream and lemon sauce with a breadcrumb topping. Yum.
Had a giggle this morning when exchanging stockings to find that the mice had devoured the bag of choc gold coins that I had stored away for her. Nothing left, barely some gold foil scraps
Never knowingly underfed
Well done Danuta, I am always impressed by people who cook for themselves when they live singly. I managed to butterfly the piece of chicken I had and fried it off in flavoured oil. The veggies I simply cooked in stock, all together. I wish I hadn't bothered with them, the were distinctly lacklustre. I should have just made some Yorkies and gravy.
I'll try that again!
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