A nice, simple affair – the three Breakwells plus my father-in-law – so not too much to make.
- The starter was going to be “Peach, Stilton and Parma ham wraps” but the peaches we bought were ones that take time to ripen and so were rock-hard and inedible. Maybe next time. (We had a backup starter)
- If you want the best stuffing in the world, you need to give Nigella a try – her “Gingerbread Stuffing” recipe produced excellent results. Sainsbury’s had some small loaves which were really useful as the recipe needed scaling down a lot. Guests will need to become accustomed to this stuffing as I intend to use it whenever possible.
- All the food was ready at the same time and nothing was left hidden away at the back of the oven to be found later. I did, though, neglect to cook any carrots but the turkey, sausages, potatoes, parsnips, peas, broad beans, broccoli and sprouts made up for that.
- Cue my favourite Christmas song – “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses:
I said, “Me too, but why are you?
You mean you forgot cranberries too?”
Yes, the jar remains unopened in the cupboard again; it’s now reached it’s BBE date so I’ll try to use it in something else soon.