Sunday, 23 December 2007

Christmas Came Early This Year...

Well, if that was Christmas Dinner, I've had it!! Yes, it's all over.

At least, the major Christmas Dinner for our house is over. Now I can relax! Both OlderSon and YoungerSon and their beautiful ladies are spending Christmas with their in-laws, so we had a family get-together a couple of days ago, along with The Equestrienne's mum and also her sister who was home from France for Christmas.

Also included in the festivities was YoungerSon and The Bride's new puppy Tessa.

As always, the cook (that's me) never gets much time to socialise, too much to do in the kitchen, and I didn't take many photos.
Okay, I'm a bad blogger!
Let's skip dinner (it was curried lentil soup with havarti cheese, followed by roast beef, Yorkshire pud, roast spuds, brussels sprouts, orange baked carrots, roast parsnips and lashings of gravy... don't forget the horseradish) and go straight to dessert!

A selection of delicious home made pastries made by The Equestrienne's mum....
.... and OlderSon's speciality... Pumpkin Pie!

Doesn't everyone wear GRISWOLD hockey shirts at Christmas?

Happy Christmas Everyone!


Lilli & Nevada said...

Well that all looks yummy, your dinner sounded good too accept the Brussels sprouts Yuck!
Sounds like you all had a good time. Lucky you that you get to have them before they go to other in laws house. I never get that privileged. I have 3 son's and it is always to the in laws on her side.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I so have enjoyed your blog and i thank you for allowing me to spend some time with you along your journeys

Xtreme English said...

glad somebody else likes brussels sprouts....never heard of them elevated to the christmas table, though. yum!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

FYI, it just wouldn't be Christmas without Brussels Sprouts on the table!! A Christmas staple as far as I'm concerned.

Clare said...

A very Merry Christmas to you! Sounds like you had a lovely early celebration meal! It sounded very 'English' with roast beef, yorkshire puds and brussels!!

Clare x

tut-tut said...

Sounds like fun!

xtremeenglish said...

i learn something new every day! google says brussels sprouts are a very traditional dish for Christmas dinner in the UK. but my guess is that it's mostly in england itself, not the entire UK, right??

isabella said...

Oh, how perfectly old fashioned English meal!
Well, I hope I'm not too late to wish you a Merry Christmas!
And what a gift you are getting!!! Enjoy ;-)

TorAa said...

Oh dear you and your Family,
the very best wishes for Christmas from
Tor and Anna

Neva said...

I wish you a very Merry Christmas...sounds like you will be able to kick back and relax after your celebration! Thanks for all the nice comments and visits.

Luke Wiley said...

very nice shots!

kingurutik said...

Thanks for the comments my way.

I still remember my first Canadian Christmas, 1978 in Perth Ont. Snowed on the 25th, how about that luck. Boxing Day my relatives took me snow shoeing out on a friends farm, made me wonder why I shied away from snow all those years.

Have a nice holiday and happy cooking.

Martin Stickland said...

MMMMMMMmmmmm lovely food!

I hope you and your family have a great Christmas my old Combe Martin friend!

Kind regards


Changes in the wind is said...

Love all the different traditions but not that the cook is too busy to enjoy.....take your turn my dear:) Merry Christmas!

Magdalene said...

Thanks for the Christmas greetings which I return. Another Devon soul eh?

photowannabe said...

Merry Christmas to you too Ex-Shammie. Its great to have the family together and food and fellowship.
We do ours Norwegian style for Christmas Eve at my daughter in laws home. There will be 35 of us haveing a grand time with Santa visiting and plenty of laughs. Tomorrow there will be 12 of us here at our home for some stockings, presents, and more food and dinner.
I love it even though our coughs are still around we will med ours selves up and have fun anyway.
Looking forward to your posts in the New Year too.

imac said...

Looks scrummy food.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Also thanks for visiting my blog and your comments since ive been blogging.

lorenzothellama said...

love your little puppy. What a friend for Badger!!
Happy Christmas Shammy!!
Hugs, Lorenzo. xx

Erik said...

Hi Rook,

Sorry it's been a while to get back to you. First of all I wish you and your family a very merry Xmas. At least over in Canada it looks quite traditional (at least weather-wise) whereas back here in Blighty it's just raining and miserable (but luckily I don't have to go outside and can curl up in front of the telly with some mince pies). Being half Czech we had our main Xmas do last night with presents and a carp meal, but for good measure we're having turkey today too (unfortunately with brussels sprouts too - I'm not a fan).

Funnily enough my brother does actually read my blog and he sent me a withering e-mail about my comment! Anyway, have a lovely Xmas and New Year.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It's very British to have Brussels sprouts for Christmas. ;-)

In the Netherlands we have 2 Christmas Days which makes getting together on Christmas with family and friends a bit more easy. And we have two days off from work too.

Enjoy the holiday season!

CanadianSwiss said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, my dear! Good that you can relax and enjoy, now.

dabrah said...

Hope you had a very merry Christmas Day yesterday. It was a bit rainy, but not too cold, but today is a bright sunny day here in the South of England. It's Boxing Day, and we're staying home and taking it easy.