Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Smug









The jet-lag persists but waking up at 5.00 a.m. meant that we were in the supermarket nice and early to grab a turkey and stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. I have enough Brussels sprouts to feed an army.  I was feeling oh so smug when we were home and everything stashed away in the fridge before 9.00 a.m.  Time to boil the ham.  The smugness soon evaporated when I discovered that I didn’t have a pan large enough to accommodate the ham!

Luckily I remembered I had an old slow cooker stashed away in the garage so everything is back on schedule.  I can’t relax at Christmas unless I run everything like a military operation.  Woe betide anyone who arrives late for my Christmas lunch. (That sounds terrible, we do have a lot of fun really!)

Tomorrow evening (Christmas Eve) we will eat cold ham with salad and coleslaw and pull the first crackers.  The roast turkey will be served at 2.00 p.m. on Christmas Day and then I shall finally be able to relax and put my feet up.

(Just heard from Buddy – he is going on a road trip in his little red van for Christmas and they have arrived in Wagga Wagga en route to the south coast.)




20 comments:

  1. Awww Buddy, I miss his cute little face! You are very well oganised. I have my two nieces here today to help me with some preperations.
    Sue, I want to wish you, Paul and your lovely family a happy peaceful Christmas, I like your blog and your sense of humour very much, I'm glad you started your own blog this year. A big hug.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you so much Maria, you write such lovely comments. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas. x

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  2. My ham is soaking in cold water but will be cooked later today. Your Christmas Eve meal sounds like our Boxing Day meal. I just bumble through all the cooking and usually forget to do something - but on the whole it all turns out alright. Wishing you all the best for a very merry Christmas and happy new year. I am glad to have met you this year and have enjoyed your posts enormously.

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    1. Thank you Elaine. If only my photos were half as good as yours! Wishing you a very happy Christmas.

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  3. The above comments said exactly what i think about the joy of reading you blog.Happy Christmas.

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    1. It's so nice of you to say that Yael. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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  4. Lovely photo of Buddy - he's such a cute little chap, hope his Christmas lunch isn't too vegan !
    All the very best for a very Happy Christmas to you all.

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    1. Not much chance of any turkey for Buddy (although he did manage to steal a sausage last year.) Happy Christmas Coppa!

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  5. Katy sounds like you. Sorry I am late about Katy but after I had already spoken about the Vegan I thought I had said enough. But now I see that Katy takes after you. Don't ask me why, I just feel it. I wish I was young again starting all these exciting things, and even Vegans in Oz, don't you? Have a lovely Christmas and all the things you are doing sound like me, except that I KNOW I have got a vessel big enough for the ham; I don't slip up like that..xxxxx

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    1. In some ways she does. I changed direction many times in my life but I'm too old now to do anything new and exciting, haven't got the energy! Yes, I do envy the young ones their freedom and adventures. Have a great Christmas and enjoy that turkey and ham. x

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  6. Wagga Wagga has to be a hotspot for dogs. Seasonal Greetings to you both and the family. When I defrosted the freezer earlier this month I found what will be slowcooked for our Christmas dinner. I don't exactly know what it is yet - but it is red meat.

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    1. It's a great name isn't it? Happy Christmas Potty, I hope you enjoy your mystery meal!

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  7. Got me Turkey, got me Sprouts, got me Ham; sounds like we're all ready for the massive food-fest. Have a great time. Cro in Lumberjack x

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    1. It seems like everyone in Blogland will be eating exactly the same food tomorrow. Hope you and Lady M have a wonderful Christmas Day. x

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    2. We're having ham, too. But due to lack of time, I cheated and bought a Honeybaked Ham from the shop downtown. They're delicious. Expensive, but delicious.

      No turkey here, though.

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  8. Buddy!!!!! I love him. I don't know how you managed to leave that little guy. I would have wept! I'm glad he's having adventures and enjoying himself. :)

    Merry Christmas, Sue!

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    1. Merry Christmas Jennifer. I really miss that little dog.

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  9. They were venison steaks. Slight adjustment to the sauces required. H- C-.

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