A post about food. The Merry Christmas eatings at our house over the Christmas holiday.
Lamb Roast! The decision was made to have it on Christmas Eve since we would be eating big on Boxing Day (when the family was coming over) … and we didn’t want to eat that big on two days in a row. So Christmas Eve, big dinner; Christmas day was a little recycling; and Boxing day – big dinner again.
Nice and crispy … just how I like it! But yummy juicy inside.
The chef carves and dishes it up.
Lamb roast recycled as Lamb Curry! (Rogan Josh style sauce) …. very yummy indeed.
Boxing Day morning:
Using up the veggie leftovers (cabbage, carrot, potato) into a classic English dish of “Bubble and Squeak”….
Chop up the left-overs, add an egg to bind it, cook it in the left-over bacon grease. Two Fat Ladies (anyone else ever watch them on TV?) recommended using lard. But we drew the line and went with the bacon.
And yes, that English fellow likes his Bubble and Squeak with a good serving of HP Sauce, a slice or two of smoky bacon, and yummmmy, “that’s good eatin’ rightch there” (and that would be quoting my dad going into full Okie-speak – imagine Andy Griffith back in Mayberry – sounds a bit like that!). Notice the steam! Mmmmmmm.
Boxing Day Dinner
Double-Duck. Which means two ducks served up for all the guests. Annual request from Babygirl, who loves this turkey alternative. With the orange sauce.
Sister Carole brought ham and dressing. Kymmie brought broccoli/rice casserole (not using my recipe, either!) and a baked-in-a-crust-brie (yummm) and a chocolate/marshmallow dessert … and I can’t see what else is down the buffet line.
The chef, in his usual Christmas sweatshirt that was a gift to him what … 20 years ago? He wears it every year at some point. Please note that we transferred the ham to a much cuter serving dish. The plates? Bleuflower pattern from a German place … they were my mom’s. And the second time they were used this year!
Then Sister Carole and the Chef light the brandy to pour over the Christmas pudding. Mmmmmmm. The Son-in-Law is liking the Christmas pudding these days, too.