Today, of all days, is one of eating, drinking and being merry. We've decided to stretch the main meal over the course of the day. A breakfast of croissants with bacon has kicked us off. Lunch is our three course meal starter: Smoked salmon with home made blinis served with crème fraiche and dill.
The main course is served at tea time (4:30ish). This year*, for a change, goose is on the menu. Still having all the trimmings; parsnips, sprouts, roasties, pigs in blankets etc. But we're also having red cabbage as it goes so well with goose and three different stuffings.
The final meal of the day is dessert, and having had a good couple of hours away from the table, this year I can face some Christmas pudding. I've made sure that there is plenty of room for cheese, after all, blessed are the cheese makers. Merry Christmas to you all.
*to save us from tears (sorry).