Went the day well?
It certainly did. All was as usual; just as it has been since I was born. A smallish 4 kg roasted Turkey, roast potatoes, sprouts, and stuffing, served with a delicious sauce. Later (of course) we all had a small portion of plum pudding with brandy butter and cream.
Boxing Day supper was a Turkey casserole; possibly even more delicious.
It's how my mother did things, it's also how most English households do things, and it's how I have always continued the tradition.
Two bottles of Champagne, two of Pécharmant, and plenty of Smoked Salmon and 'Caviar', completed the picture. A simple and surprisingly inexpensive feast. Pre-Christmas there were tales of Turkeys costing over £120 in the shops; my whole meal came nowhere near that.
Alexa has now entered our lives, thanks to my son Kimbo. She manages to answer my every question, she turns on my lights, and even changes their colour at my demand. How she does all this is a total mystery to me, but she does so willingly.
Billy too had presents, and really enjoyed 'unwrapping' them.
A very good Christmas was had by all. Now all that remains is a lovely cold salad lunch with grandsons, and tonight's curry.
Those traditions continue!
It all looks very festive. I'm glad to see you have a Christmas Candle carousel too. We had one when I was very young, with angels blowing trumpets and in later years I had one with reindeer. I'd like to find one again for next Christmas.ReplyDelete
This one is quite old, but they are made exactly the same today. It belonged to my late Mother-in-Law who was Swedish.Delete
i WONDER HOW PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT RELIGIOUS IN THE LEAST CAN BOTHER ABOUT XMAS ?ReplyDelete
Very easily. I am a radical atheist, but enjoy Turkey-Fest Day along with everyone else. For me it is a day of friendship, gifts, and plenty of good food. A very special day that we celebrate just ONCE a year.Delete
i am also an atheist and I think that for people like us the day ought to be named turkey feast instead of xmas.Delete
Meanwhile, je vous adresse mes voeux les plus sincères pour 2023.
Et je vous le souhaite également.Delete
Went the day well?ReplyDelete
Did any nazis turn up dressed as the RAF
One of my favourite films.Delete
A good time was had by all. Now to burn off some calories. Walkies!ReplyDelete
Next year, I promise!Delete
That looks and sounds like a good traditional spread, just as things should be to celebrate Christmas. A time of friendship.ReplyDelete
Just like I've celebrated Christmas for the past 76 years. Nothing has changed.Delete
Very traditional food here too. Husband is currently engrosed in his 'traditional' Christmas jigsaw. That and washing up are his only activities for a few days!ReplyDelete
We all had a great day, and are just about to have a nice lunch with two grandsons. Not Turkey.Delete
Our Christmas lunch was traditional too, just as it should be!ReplyDelete
Boxing Day was wonderful too, a delicious buffet lunch, followed by an hour out with the six year old Grandson to try out his new bike.
In the evening, a trip to a Pantomime, with lots of laughter, singing and shouting, "he's behind you" etc, just superb!
Our Grandson was positively glowing with happiness! X
I love Pantos, but haven't been to one for years. The rest of the family aren't keen. We're just about to tuck-in to a big buffet lunch with two 6ft grandsons.Delete
I can't remember the names of all the lights controlled by Alexa so Paul has set it up so I just say "Alexa good morning" and hey presto all the lights in the sitting room come on. I love it!ReplyDelete
Lady M has been shouting at her; I still have to explain the etiquette.Delete
Looks like the perfect Christmas feast Cro, traditional dishes, and lots of tastiness, a full roasted turkey too, none of that turkey breast, cutting corners stuff !ReplyDelete
Do you still pull crackers and wear the party hats at the Christmas table ?
Yes, the crackers are in the photo. Dreadful jokes, useless gifts, and a silly paper hat; we love them.Delete
Now that's a beautiful Christmas day luncheon spread. But I think I'm in love with your Foo Fu dog (bronze candlestick holders?) Never seen anything quite like them before.ReplyDelete
They were a gift from the King of Nepal to my late Father-in-Law. My FIL opened the very first foreign embassy in Kathmandu.Delete
Sounds like a couple of days filled with love.ReplyDelete
It was indeed.Delete
Your table set with large platters filled with your traditional holiday meal is beautiful. Sharing a large holiday meals with family is always a great pleasure. I love your bountiful table.ReplyDelete
And we've just had another one with two of my grandsons.Delete
Your pictures look like a painting. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.ReplyDelete
We did. All over now for another year.Delete
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Diet next week. We've all put on weight.Delete
I expect to hear about gifts in the future and how they were taken.ReplyDelete
Watch this space.Delete
Alexa came into my rural farm home a year or two ago. Now she is my favorite for radio, weather and fun. If you're still a 10-year old sometimes, as Alexa to fart. You'll double over with laughter. Cheers!ReplyDelete