Saturday, 8 November 2014


Woo hoo!  It's Christmas Dinner day and already the house is smelling good.  I've heated up the oniony, bay leafy, nutmeggy, peppercorny milk for the bread sauce and it is now steeping for a couple of hours.
There are chicken wings slowly roasting in the oven before being boiled up to make a stock for gravy.
At the same time I am just 'testing' one of the frozen roasties I found in the freezer.  I have no idea how old they are, you see.  I think they're less than a year old and should be OK, but . . .
The turkey breast is out of the fridge and being brought up to room temperature.
The stuff in the freezer is now out of the freezer.
Now I have to make my plan of action and away we go!!!
S and M are arriving at about lunchtime so I will have some soup ready and waiting.  Nothing too lavish or we won't want our Christmas Dinner later on!

My coffee is cold.  Better make another one.  Then there are vegs to prepare.  Have a good day, wherever you are.


Diane said...

Good luck with the Christmas dinner - I really must start thinking about christmas instead of puppies. I usually get all the side dishes done well in advance and put in the freezer so the meal is not too traumatic.

Joy said...

I do - it makes a huge difference, doesn't it?
J x

Chrissie said...

Yum - sounds wonderful! Do you have enough for one more? :-)

Joy said...

lol I think I probably have enough for half a dozen more! :-)
J x

Sonja said...

WONDERFUL and DELICIOUS, two words which are in no way sufficient to describe the absolutely lovely Christmas meal! We so enjoyed it, thank you so much!
Have a lovely day, Joy, and thanks again. :o)

Joy said...

< big, satisfied smile >
J x