Saturday, January 03, 2015

A Perfect End to Christmas - 2014

It’s our turn to host ‘a little something’ for the neighbours - perfect timing then as we’re coming to the end of the Christmas festivities for another year. We’re going out on a high (or should that be heavy?) with a full-on menu for Paul, Karen, David, Rosi and John and Trish. Tom and Julie are here in spirit , but are in reality, continuing to enjoy themselves in Tenerife.

Table set on ‘maximum’ - for eight!

Tonight’s Menu

Butternut Squash Soup
King Prawns with Parsley, Chilli, marinated in red wine, brandy and fruit

Fish Pie with a Soufflé Topping
Winter Pork & Fruit Ragout

with Colcannon Mash, Potato Scones, Peas, Carrots and Red Cabbage with Raisins & Apple

Cheese Board
Cheese Board

All the Essentials!

An Experiment - ‘Potato Scones’

Hob ‘set to 11’

Dave, Rosi, Paul, Karen and Trish

We don’t ‘do’ Monochrome

No idea what was going on here, but maybe a caption competition!

Rosi, Paul and Trish

It was a great night! We ate loads, drank loads - and chatted for ages. Rosi was working the next day, so had to leave a little earlier, but the rest of us managed to stay-up until 1.45am! What a great way to end the Christmas and New Year holidays!!

Thanks for you company everyone - and thanks for doing the food justice!!!

Now, back to reality - the washing-up!!