Wherever you are spending the festive season, I wish you a very happy Christmas. As always I cook the Christmas meal for any of the family who can come and it goes like this: turkey, mini sausages wrapped in bacon, two types of stuffing (one made into balls for baking), bread sauce, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes (and boiled), Brussels sprouts, parsnips, carrots and gravy.
We have home made lentil soup before it and home made trifle afterwards, with coffee and chocolates if we’ve room! A veritable feast compared to what we usually eat. Personally, I love eating up some of the leftovers on Boxing Day since I don’t have to cook it all then.
It’s so cold here compared to our usual December; normally we have temperatures of -1 or -2. But we’ve been in a new ice age since November. The past week, it’s hardly risen above -8 or -9, and it’s worse further north. I’ve been trying to keep the garden birds supplied with food each day and yesterday brought an interesting visitor.