And so it’s all done for another year.
There were eight of us; more than enough food. Each little party went away with ample tin foiled-wrapped parcels, which means nobody has to cook today and all can make forays to the fridge as and when they’re hungry.
Lunch was a leisurely affair, with swimming between courses. Bonhomie prevailed and everyone was happy.
I am grateful.
Prawn salad with mandarin oranges and jalepino peppers (before being tossed with guacamole).
Liz’s piedmont roasted peppers with haloumi and anchovies. (From the Delia Smith recipe).
My turducken with plum glaze. An enormous success after all the anxiety during the cooking process.
My pineapple and ginger infused gamon roast.
Paul’s meat stuffing with chourizo (from the Gordon Ramsay recipe).
After the salad course, I could only manage a small plate of mains, and skipped out the gravy and mash bit.
And then … Eton Mess, lemon meringue tartlets, strawberry tartlets and Liz’s chocolate fruit cake (from the Nigella recipe).
Gosh, now that I have all of that out of the way, I feel a snack-atack coming on!