Good morning, everyone, and Happy Boxing Day to you all.
Yesterday came a bit unravelled as has today. Poor old Beth has a very nasty cold virus that, for a time, she really thought was flu, but now says it's not as she'd go for the fiver if she saw one in the street!
Of course, she didn't come over and I won't be going to hers today to be 'spoiled'. All deferred until New Year by which time I hope she will be feeling 100% better again.
Alex came over and Dave (son) turned up although he, too, was full of cold and almost cancelled earlier in the day. We had a lovely time together; my two men ate like horses to the extent that I have to cook more veg for today's bubble and squeak!
There's loads and loads of turkey left (good-oh) and I will be dealing with it today as it was cooked on Sunday. It is lovely, full of flavour as these Kellybronzes always are and it gave me loads of gorgeous stock too. I'll have even more after the carcass has boiled up and I will do what I did last Christmas and that is reduce some of it down and freeze it in a box labelled 'Stock for Christmas Gravy 2019'. I mixed last years with the stock from this year's giblets, seasoned it all a little bit and then just thickened it with thickening granules and it was absolutely fantastic gravy!
I'm back on SW plan as of now and thankful for it too. A bit of letting go is nice but it's great to get back to the simple and healthy stuff again. I'm pretty sure I will have gained a bit tomorrow but that all will be back to normal next week.
Today there's not an awful lot to do. I have the turkey work, of course, but the men helped me clear the kitchen yesterday and there's just a dishwasher to unload. Everything else is in reasonable order.
Midday I am driving over to Beth's to drop off some food and pick Alex up. He came over yesterday on his bike but I drove him home because he had a lot to carry. So today he will cycle back home from mine.
Apart from that, I will continue to work on Emily (nearly all the knitting done now, just the making up left), watch some telly and research leftover turkey recipes. Thank goodness it's a healthy food!
Was your Christmas good? Any unexpected happenings?