Christmas 2012 Epic Photo Post

Christmas Day started at exactly 7:45am when I leapt out of bed and yelled “b*llocks! I have to put the turkey in the oven”.

I know that may have sounded a little melodramatic, however, it was a 12lb turkey and we wanted to eat at 3.

This is a rundown, in photos, of what followed over the next 16 or so hours.

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The children opened their stockings on our bed.  There was an abundance of chocolate and socks and Barbie clothes.

Christmas Day Breakfast

For breakfast we ate smoked salmon on home made brown bread, and we drank mimosas.  What a lovely way to begin the festivities.

Christmas Day Turkey

Our turkey before it went in the oven.  I had our butcher remove all the bones so I could make stock for the gravy (which you can see in that jug) on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Dinner

Turkey, sage and onion sausagemeat stuffing, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, roast honeyglazed parsnips, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, braised red cabbage, swede and carrot mash, and sprouts sautéed with leeks and pancetta. Feast.

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Lots and lots of merriment was had over the dinner table.

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Dee’s Bling Ring. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Christmas Day Bunting

The bunting I made for Dee. Liberty print fabrics on bias binding. Easy and cute.

Christmas Day Cheeseboard

This was our cheeseboard.  A goats’ cheese log, Manchego, Gorgonzola and two lovely Neil’s Yard Dairy cheeses: a sheep’s cheese and a tasty wedge of Montgomery Cheddar – easily the tastiest cheddar I’ve ever eaten.

Christmas Day Greedy BoyMy greedy little chap snuck back to the dinner table for more apple trifle when he thought no one was watching.

By the way, apple trifle is an amazing pudding to have on Christmas day, it’s deliciously sweet but not too heavy – ideal after an enormous Christmas dinner.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas, however you celebrate.

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  1. 12LB!! That’s amazing… Pretty much 2 x Hux’s newborn weight! That bunting is amazing (I wish I could sew) and I would loooove that apple trifle recipe if you fancy swinging it my way xxx

  2. So a week on, and how much do I wanna eat your dinner?? Sounds lush! Last night we finished the last of our pigs in blankets. I will miss them for the next 11 months.

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