Friday, 8 January 2010

Boxing Day Beef

Well Christmas and New Year have been and gone and what a wonderful time it was. My brother and his family were over from Holland. This gave us the perfect excuse to play all those kids games with my nephews without feeling childish, also the excuse to eat, drink and be merry to excess.

Christmas Eve - Shepherds Pie and Fizz cocktails at our house.

Christmas Day - The Turkey and Trimmings at my parents house.

Boxing Day - Roast Forerib of Beef at our house for 10, plus a 4 year old who ate her own body weight in roast potatoes!

I was a little disappointed when I saw the size of the beef from our local butcher, I had asked for eat to feed 10, but thought that there was no way it would. So I put a small joint of pork in the oven as well. I need not have doubted the butcher, after all he knows what he is talking about, we had loads leftover and did not need to touch the pork. In all the confusion though I forgot to cook the Yorkshire Puds! What a crime, but I don't think anyone noticed, mainly because the gravy was fantastic, based on Nigella Lawsons Port & Stilton gravy.
New Years Resolution to try and blog more regularly. Last years resolution to cook more food to freeze fell down when I realised that my small freezer cannot cope with such things, also we are so greedy barely anything is left over to freeze. But I am pleased that in the main I have kept up blogging for a year.