Time for the meal plan that I've been building up to all year. Christmas Week. We'll have additions to our usual 4 with my Mum, Dad and Sister joining us for the duration meaning that the table will be set for 7. So here's what I've planned for them. Hopefully they will all muck in and lend a hand along the way...
Nigella Ham in Coke (no jokes please, I'm #TeamNigella all the way)
Stir Fried Greens and Soya Beans
Saffron Chicken with Chorizo and Butterbeans
Mashed Potato with Smoked Garlic and Smoked Rapeseed Oil
Cranachan Ice Cream, Raspberries in Mulled Wine, Meringues and Brandy Snaps
Biscuits & Cheese & Port
Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs
Bucks Fizz with Grand Marnier
Sausagemeat Stuffing Balls
Gratin of Sprouts
Parmesan Baked Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips
Roast Tatties in Goose Fat
Pigs In Blankets
Ice Cream, Brandy Butter, Boozy Cream, Custard
An attempt to recapture our Summer holiday in Tuscany...
Antipasto Platter - Italian Cheese, Bread, Salami and OlivesMushroom Risotto with Porcini and Truffle Oil
Pannetone Bread & Butter Pudding
Ricciarelli and Vin Santo
Limoncello & Amaretti Biscuits
Eating out. Exactly where still to be decided. But I ain't cooking.
Black Bean Soup
Duck with Plums and Star Annise
Gingerbread House - this annual tradition will be made by boy, girl and my sister on Christmas Eve. Complete with sprout in the chimney.
Mulled Wine Sausages from Devenick Dairy
Yorkshire Puddings & Red Onion Gravy
Individual Sticky Toffee Puddings
Hopefully they will all have gone home by now ;-)