I’m still flat on the sofa. A victim of postprandial somnolence after yesterday’s relentless feasting. I glad I’m not by the ocean or I’d have Greenpeace on one side and a Japanese Whaler on the other. Yes, I really did eat THAT MUCH!!
There were only three of us this year but that didn’t stop me cooking for fifty. I did decide not to cook a turkey though. Partly because I’m not that big a fan and partly because I’d like to be rid of leftovers before Christmas rolls around! Turkey. The dinner that ever ends..
I cooked Roast Lamb which we all love along with both mint sauce and onion sauce because I like both and if my dinner plate doesn’t look like the Somme then it just doesn’t feel right!
We had roast and mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots with Cointreau, roast parsnips with a maple and Parmesan crust, Green beans, cauliflower, corn and braised red cabbage with gravy too of course. We then had home made pecan pie and my NY cheesecake.
Did I mention there was only three of us?! Is it any wonder I’m beached on the sofa?!
To be fair, we didn’t start on the pecan pie. That’s staring at me today like a red headed step child. I actually can’t wait to try it as it was made with love by a very dear friend of mine – I just need to waddle to the kitchen and I’m not at waddling stage yet.
No Black Friday shopping is being done for two reasons:
1. I can’t face putting jeans on
2. I’m virtuously not buying more
crap necessities knowing we are moving house.
Actually, number two is a lie. If I could fit into my jeans today I’d totally be spending but since Gluttony is both it’s own reward and punishment, my fat ass is staying put!
I am however, claiming virtuous frugality in front of ‘im indoors so that next time I flex the old Am Ex (American Excuse) I have stored up brownie points to offset.
I really should teach marriage guidance classes don’t you think?!