Thursday, December 27

Star of the Show!



Christams Day was a great success. The family met Bing for the first time and what a star he was. He loved the attention and behaved himself impeccably.
I must admit I wasn't feeling 100% but the preparation I had done the days before kicked into operation.
The menu was as follows :-

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Melon pieces in a orange blossom jelly **

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Turkey
Roast leg of lamb
Roast Potatoes and Parsnips *
Vegetable Bake **
3 root mash **
Brussel Sprouts *
Mashed Potatoes *
Yorkshire Pudding *
Chipolatas **

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Cheesecake Scones with Blackberry **
Raspberry Trifle **

** Made day previously
*  Prepared


Everybody ate well and we are just making our way through the leftovers.
The vegetable bake is my take on the ones we get from Marks & Spencer's.
Here is how I make it:-

Half a white cabbage - chopped and lightly steamed.
1 large onion - chopped and lightly steamed.
4 large potatoes partly cooked
2 Big hand fulls of green beans chopped
4 carrots cooked and chopped
3 tomatoes finely chopped
1 cooked cauliflower finely chopped

Stir all together and add 3 beaten eggs, half a pint of milk and grated cheese and season to tastle.
Place in a casserole dish and cook - you will thank me for this recipe it is awesome.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

12 comments:

  1. It's impossible to compete with small animals and small humans...

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    1. Absolutely Roger lol! Bing has had many admiring comments whenever we take him anywhere or people visit.

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  2. Of course he was the star !
    But I think I hear some chickens mumbling and grumbling in the back ground ! Hey what about us !
    I must try the Vegetable Bake. What cheese do you like to use ?

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Lol! Yes AP you are quite correct - the chickens will be having a mention tomorrow. The cheese I used this time was cheddar - quite a strong one. I added leeks too. Give everything a really good stir to make sure the liquid covers all the ingredients. Let me know what you think. We like lots of black pepper too. Dxx

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  3. Raspberry trifle is my favourite thing in the whole world...! Yum...!

    And Bing is the most beautiful puppy I have ever seen. The fellow holding him is cute too. :-)

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family, Denise.

    Love, Josie

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  4. Methinks there were two stars of the show.

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  5. I shouldn't be, but I'm a tad envious, Denise. We have our dear Lindy dog, but there's nothing like a puppy.
    Sigh.
    And your menu — no wonder you were tired, but everything sounds so wonderful.
    K

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  6. A grand day for all your family, lass!
    And now we all collapse in a heap; puppy on knee for a well deserved rest. Cooking on hold for a bit.
    I thought the nearest M&S was in Scarb., a long way for you. Is there a new one?
    Happy New Year to you all.
    Pats.

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  7. What a cutie Bing is. It's a while since I've visited, and my heart was in my mouth whilst I scrolled back, so thank goodness that Freida's ok and that Bing is just an addition to the family. Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas.

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  8. Bing is such a furry bunch of cuddles! Your Christmas meal sounds delicious ~ and I hope by now you are back to 100% ~ Next it's Happy New Year time!

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  9. Bing and the menu sound a great success!

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  10. Right, I shall be trying that recipe!

    Menu sounds awesome. Next year we'll come to you!

    Happy new year to all the Nesbitts especially the newest addition.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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