Happy New Year Dear Readers!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with lots of fun, family, friends and feasting!
Here at the InTolerant Household we had a lovely time with no Doggy Dramas like last year. Just lots of relaxing and of course, plenty of food as always :) Would you care to share a peep at our day?
A little treat for Santa- he has to keep his strength up you know
All wrapped up and ready to go!
InTolerant Cat just couldn't stand it any longer. Once we started ripping off the wrapping paper, she just had to get stuck in too. She was very efficient with those fangs of hers
Aha, Smoked salmon! Just what she always wanted :)
The table starting to get loaded up with Festive Feasting
Beautiful roasts just waiting to be popped into the oven. The tray is loaded up with my own fresh garlic and herbs, onions, green apple wedges and a litre of sparkling apple juice to keep the roasts nice and moist and to help make an awesome pan gravy later. Lamb, chicken and turducken snuggled in comfy cosy- the pork was baked separately as it is so fatty
Slow roasted for hours and basted with lovely, sticky juices from time to time
Look at that crackling!
Duck fat roast potatoes, celariac, pumpkin, parsnips, onion, garlic and a tray of scalloped potatoes as well
Baby tri-coloured carrots, green and butter beans, sugar snap and snow peas, all tossed with fresh parsley, EVOO and saffron white balsamic
Littlej's plate- I'm pretty sure the veggies were just there to keep me from nagging. As you can see it takes a lot to feed a growing girl. Please note that this was only her first helping, she did come back for seconds :)
Our Guilty Secret...don't tell my chef friends, but Tomato Sauce makes an appearance at practically every meal. BigJ just loves it, and has even been known to have it straight on toast in the morning- yuck! I believe it has it's place, and that's NOT on the Christmas Table!!!
What would Christmas be without Leftovers? Here we have the bird roasts, pork and lots of veggies cut up ready to mix with leftover gravy to make meals for the next little while. I love having dishes ready-to-go in the freezer for busy/lazy days over Summer
So Dear Readers, I hope you enjoyed our day as much as we did, and how did you spend Christmas this year?