Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wonderful-Fabulous-------

What a fabulous Christmas we had----I can honestly say that I don't ever remember having such a wonderful Christmas day as the one we had this year.
Ebony stayed over on Christmas eve because the three of us went to the evening church service at 10 pm.
I had done a lot of the meal preparations on Saturday and I am so glad that I did--it made things so much easier on Christmas day.
We started out with prawn cocktails-yummo.
We always have the traditional Christmas lunch (without the turkey that is).
We had ham and roast lamb plus roasted potatoes-sweet potatoes-carrots and parsnips and pumpkin and then we had peas and broad beans and lastly there was cauliflower augratin.
I had made the mint sauce myself this year seeing as I have mint growing in the garden plus there was gravy as well.
I had also made a beautiful punch (a new thing for us this year) and it went down a treat.
My Christmas pudding was amazing which was a good thing after what happened when I was cooking it--(so I forgave it for scalding me when I was removing it from the water after it was cooked.)
I had brandy cream and normal cream as well.
Needless to say we were all a wee bit full after eating all that and my family all appreciated the effort that I had put in.
I love it when we all get together which usually only happens at Christmas time and everyone enjoyed each others company which was a bonus.
Oh happy days.

12 comments:

Heather said...

Your Christmas Day sounds perfect Doreen and the meal must have been delicious. It's lovely when the family all get together, isn't it? Happy New Year to you and yours.

Linda Stokes said...

Sounds wonderful Doreen. Glad you had a happy day - best wishes for 2012.

Suztats said...

Sounds a lovely time, fully enjoyed. All the Best,

Jenxo said...

yummm sounds wonderful Doree, so glad you had a wonderful time....good that you didnt get any storms too...Happy New years too...

Robin Mac said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas Day Doreen, we had a lovely time with our family here too, but cold stuff for us - too hot up here for hot meals in the middle of the day. We had plum pudding though, with the coins and trinkets in it - wouldn't be proper without that! Happy New Year to you all. Cheers

Susan D said...

Nice to hear you had a nice time, best wishes for 2012.

karen said...

I am so happy you had a wonderful Christmas...as we did. I also ate too much!!

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Such a beautiful day Doreen. I hope your new year continues with blessings. Love, Carolyn x

Maggi said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. Have a very happy new year.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Doreen... and delicious food...
Happy New Year...

Jenny x

Micki said...

Well it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Aussie Jo said...

Happy Xmas and New Year Doreen, sounds like a fantastic feast. I have eaten so much over the last few days I think I will burst-too many leftovers and yummy food!!!