Christmas meal

This year, both my wife and I were working Christmas Eve. And with the celebration in Church on Christmas Day, we left our Christmas dinner until Boxing day (26/12/14).

As usual, my wife did all the cooking and food preparing. Hence all the credit for the food looking and tasting good goes to her.

First we had the starters with olives, smoked salmon and roasted peppers (and some tortilla chips & dips – not pictured here).

Starters
Starters
Olives
Olives
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon

Next came the main meal – Christmas turkey with stuffing and gravy, Piggy-in-a-blanket, brussel sprouts and carrots.

Christmas Turkey Crown cooked for 3 hours
Christmas Turkey Crown cooked for 3 hours
Turkey (other view - with stuffing inside)
Turkey (other view – with stuffing inside)
My wife slicing the turkey
My wife slicing the turkey
Nicely cooked turkey
Nicely cooked turkey
Piggy-in-a-blanket (sausage with bacon wrap)
Piggy-in-a-blanket (sausage with bacon wrap)
Brussel sprouts and carrots
Brussel sprouts and carrots – cross cut by my oldest daughter to reduce bitterness
Christmas dinner all plated up
Christmas dinner all plated up

And what would Christmas dinner be without some mulled wine. We made our own mulled wine with a mulled spice sachet.

Orange, sugar and Mulled wine spices added in
Orange and peel, sugar and Mulled wine spices added in
Wine and water added in next
Wine and water poured in and allowed to simmer
Mulled wine heated until just before boiling and allowed to simmer for 10 minutes
Mulled wine after simmering for 10 minutes
Home-made mulled wine
Home-made mulled wine

The wine is meant to keep us warm during the winter time and does have the aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. It helped to wash down the food very well.

It was another enjoyable Christmas dinner, which we shared with our very good friend who has been a great help to us over the year.

We also had lovely Christmas pudding, but that is another thread I will publish once I have finished editing the video.

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