Living and Building a home in the heart of France
22nd December 2007
Christmas Dinner Party
Noel perusing the menu: cheese & garlic pâté or roasted butternut squash soup, followed by masala nut roast, leek & filo parcels, roast potatoes, roasted veg, sweet potato mash, glazed carrots, broccoli with
It's been a while since I've cooked a dinner for ten, but the Saturday before Christmas seemed like as good a time as any. We strung up the lights, we heaved the garden table in and rearranged the furniture, making a snug with sofas in what's normally the dining room, and a long table in the lounge all dressed in blue and silver. The meal was planned with precision and executed with time to spare! It was wonderful to have our house filled with friends in festive spirit. Next day budding vegetarian Colin asked for a copy of the menu and two recipes, so I'm guessing he enjoyed the meal!
sesame, with red wine and onion gravy. For dessert, mince pie (with my homemade jewelled mincemeat) with vanilla & pecan ice cream, or
raspberry pavlova kindly provided by Ally.
And a little wine, of course.
Ally, Jacqueline and Alexandra having a shy moment
Colin, Alex and Matt
... and Mel too
Young Ally caught on camera!