At last the traditional Turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Joan had said that she wanted to do a traditional lunch but as everybody had made plans before we came over it was decided that Boxing Day was the best chance. We had bought a Turkey over in the south last week, frozen of course because that is about all you can get here, unless you want to take out a second mortgage.
Because the whole lunch was going to be a big one for six people some of the work was shared. Anne prepared a starter for all, baked Brie with Cranberries, really nice with a brown bread toast. We had roasted the turkey and potatoes in our oven and Pat had prepared the veg so that Joan only had to do the cooking bit. Strangely enough the turkey had come from France, bit like coals from Newcastle, but it had all the giblets etc and even came with a little thermometer stuffed in the breast. At the end of the day the bird and all the traditional bits such as parsnips etc turned out beautifully tasty. Joan had bought a Xmas pud some weeks ago and this was demolished with a brandy sauce.
Lunch drinkies started around 3 p.m. with a couple of bottles of superb Pino white and the meal was washed down with a couple of bottles of Merlot, which had also been Barbara’s contribution. So after coffee and brandy everybody went off home very contented.
By the look of it Joan and I will be eating the rest of the turkey for a couple of days yet, followed of course by a turkey soup.