Wow! can't believe a whole week has gone by since my last "advent calender" post. So much has happened. Alice came home from Moscow, it was lovely to have her home and we had fun cooking a feast together. Jared came back from Uni, I think he found it a bit quiet at home after living in a mad student house!
Nine plus a baby and a dog on Christmas day filled our house with people! Alice cooked lunch with a little help from my sister! We had turkey rolled and stuffed for those who don't like beef, rib of beef for those who do and a nut roast for those who don't like either. This was served with veg from the allotment - brussel sprouts, potatoes (mashed and roast) parsnips and carrots (felt very proud to do this) also swede and peas, Yorkshire puddings, little sausages, stuffing, bread sauce and cranberry sauce!
The pudding was quite a hit - sticky date and raisin pudding with rum butter (we ran out of brandy!!) ice cream and a great big flaming fountain on top!
It was lovely to spend some time with my sister, here we are on Christmas day!
There were two cakes on my dresser! this is the rich fruit cake with marzipan and icing that I made and....
The gingerbread house that Alice and Jared made, there were some silver balls left over! Just to point out that it was made from scratch, not a kit!!
More guests on Boxing day and a buffet for lunch!
Mr HH and me!
It has been non stop from the beginning of November, making gifts, shopping, writing cards, cleaning and cooking. Attending parties, meals out and other events, 3 days spent with various family members, I have loved every minute of the planning and organising but then yesterday nothing - oh it was lovely to go to the allotment and do a bit of digging and then come home and knit - what joy!
Looking forward to a New Years Eve Ceroc party tomorrow night and then two birthdays to prepare for - more cake!