We're away from home for Christmas, visiting Z's family in Windsor. Chris Rea sings about Driving Home for Christmas, but he also warns of the Road to Hell. In an attempt to avoid motorway madness on Christmas Eve we made the journey down the M1 today.
As the season demands, the feasting starts today, just as soon as Grand-Phil gets home from work. Although there will be a lot of food, I doubt I'll be doing much of the cooking. I'll definitely be acting as sous chef, chopping, stirring, washing and generally doing what I'm told. I'm fine with this, it will leave more time for drinking and less responsibility if things are late or a tad "caramelised".
To get the ball rolling A&P have made a venison casserole. It was cooked yesterday to save time and then finished off today. The cooking sauce was reduced and red current jelly and chocolate were added before serving.