And so that was Christmas

Traditional Christmas Dinner

Traditional Christmas Dinner

Christmas has come, and gone. How was yours? We had a fantastic day. Lots of food, wine, chocolate, crisps and lots of tv. I feel as stuffed as the turkey today.

As much as I love to cook, I never cook on Christmas Day, as this is traditionally my sister’s domain, now my sister and brother-in-law. They are both fantastic cooks, and it’s always gorgeous. We went retro this year, and had prawn cocktail to start, followed by potato and thyme soup, then the traditional turkey & ham with all the trimmings washed down with a lovely albarino. This was followed by sherry trifle, many hours later as everyone was just too full.

Today is St Stephen’s Day, a very big day in the social calendar as in Ireland, as Christmas Day is a “black day” and nowhere is open, especially pubs. It is illegal for them to open, although, sometimes if you know the right people, you might get a drink in one after the Christmas swim.

So, no recipe today, just some photos, but I’ll have one for you soon. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas!

Roast parsnips and cumin buttered carrots

Roast parsnips and cumin buttered carrots

Goose fat roasted potatoes

Goose fat roasted potatoes

Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail

Potato & Thyme Soup

Potato & Thyme Soup

Sherry Trifle

Sherry Trifle

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Written by Niamh
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