It’s been a day of fun and gluttony. The manservant cooked bacon & eggs for our breakfast and then we attacked things that had been left under the Christmas tree.
We invited the girl (she’s probably 30 – LOL) from next door in for lunch and also the elderly man from across the street – he said that he was “expecting company” and did not join us. I really hope his company turned up otherwise he’d have had the day on his own.
The girl from next door was late – how can you be late when front doors adjoin each other? She arrived laden with alcohol though so all was forgiven.
I made sugar coated pecans (using brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger) which we ate warm from the oven with pre-feast drinks.
The feast consisted of a turkey breast, stuffing, an itty bitty boneless ham and a baked Brie. I whipped up a cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries (thank you Kim) but then asked the manservant “Does this get served hot or cold?” LOL.
Sides were garlic mashed potatoes (manservant’s favourite way to serve potatoes), Bourbon sweet potatoes (from today, now my favourite veggie!), Green beans poached in orange juice and served with orange rind and toasted almond slivers.
For sweets I made my mother’s Marsala Cake for which I bought Aussie biscuits (cookies) and had to send a car-owning friend out looking for a bottle of Marsala! The “cake” is layers of alcohol dunked biscuits, apricot jam, whipped cream and grated chocolate with the last layer of biscuits dunked in strong black coffee. It’s then topped with cream and grated chocolate and I served it garnished liberally with raspberries (which strangely were the cheapest, most reasonably priced berries at the market this week!).
We have enough leftovers to hunker down for a few days and to make up a “goody bag” for the elderly man across the street. The weatherman is forecasting 5″ of snow tomorrow …….