Sunday, 19 December 2010

Turkey and all the trimmings!!??

This is my post for Sian's Christmas Club.........the last one [sob]......read them all here.
We started a new tradition last christmas.......well......maybe we did.......what happens this week will tell!!
 We usually have about 14 for christmas dinner........and a lot of time Christmas Day is spent preparing dinner.
Last year our local Carvery was offering a 3 course Christmas Eve carvery dinner of £7.99.......it seemed too good to miss........and we quickly booked up.
 We had a lovely evening.......plenty of good food and drink....lots of chatting and laughing.....and a taxi home afterwards.
Followed by a very relaxed Christmas Day.....getting up late.....guests arriving at lunchtime.....opening presents.....playing games.....snacking on food you really shouldn't eat at any time of the year!!!!!

We decided to do it again this year.......18 of us are booked in.......BUT......we are now covered in frozen snow.......the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning........and our 'local' carvery is actually 10 miles away.....not exactly walking distance on a snowy Christmas Eve!!!
DD2 is already panicing........"what if we can't get there......we won't get a christmas dinner!!!"
OH assures her we will get there.
But whatever.....we won't starve....the freezer is full......I'll be baking all week......a large gammon was cooked today.....and potatoes bought....because christmas dinner......just wouldn't be christmas dinner without roast potatoes!!!!

19 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fingers crossed that you will all make it to your carvery and that it will be at least as good as last year and at least as much fun - ENJOY

Kathyk

Kirsty.a said...

HOpe you get there - and if you don't, ham and roast potatoes will be a new tradition started

Liberty :) said...

sounds like a great idea! my mum has often said we should have xmas dinner one day and all the "fun" stuff on another (like boxing day) as it is just crazy busy for people!

clare said...

looks like a great time was had by all!! merry christmas jacky. x

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh jackie a lovely post, most especially for the gammon cooking. Do u have a gr8 basting sauce u could suggest please? I am doing one for boxing day
Jo xxxxx

Sian said...

Well, I've got my fingers crossed for you all because I know how much you enjoyed yourselves last year!

I love the idea of ending your CC posts with a story about a NEW tradition. Many, many thanks for your enthusiasm and the good cheer you have been bringing to CC every week. It's been a joy coming here every week! Happy Christmas Jacky to you and yours

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sounds like a wonderful tradition. And I want to say how gorgeous your living room is - I love the color scheme!
Rinda

Rhona said...

That sounds like a brilliant tradition to me and I'm sure Christmas is then much more relaxed. Hope you manage to get there this year.
We also still have snow thick on the ground though once out of the side roads the main roads are pretty clear. It's just getting to them!
xx

Amy said...

Yes, fingers crossed here too - that sounds like a great new tradition that you don't want to miss out on this year!

Tracy said...

Jacky I will cross my fingers for you, I hope you get there love, and have a wonderful meal and evening.
Merry christmas
Tracy x

Karen said...

Sounds great to me, and it's still several days til you need to get there so hopefully the weather will improve!

miriam.rogers said...

My fingers are crossed for you Jacky, I love the 'new' tradition x

humel said...

That sounds like a good plan, though I do actually like doing all the cooking myself.... I do hope you're all able to get there safely this year, Jacky xx

pinky said...

Hope you all get to your christmas dinner safely Jacky, its a great idea and certainly looks like a big hit:)

Cheri said...

joining the finger crossers in hopes that this year works out for you - your "crew" looks like a fun bunch!

Gail T said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be able to make it there. Whatever happens - have a very Merry Christmas.

Becky said...

Oh Jackie, I do so hope that you get out for your dinner on Christmas Eve! Your photos from last year show that you were all having such fun. Wishing you a very merry and hopefully snow free Christmas!

Karen said...

I really hope you make it to your meal - what a lovely way to have a stress free Christmas dinner,

Rachel B said...

Well I might find out how you got on in some future posts I am about to go and read....hopefully it was a happy ending :)