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?
I absolutely love your tree photos and Christmas wrap up and have been checking the blog eagerly every day for this! That present photo is just stunning! Does everyone want to come to your place for Christmas? :DReplyDelete
Thankyou indeed Lorraine, what a lovely compliment! I really like to have everything colour coordinated- even the presents. Those are the family pressies under that tree, the friend pressies are all in blue and silver under the blue tree :) You are certainly welcome at our Christmas table anytime sweetie! xoxDelete
Oh my goodness, just look at the tree loaded with presents underneath! What a treat for all, Bec! All those goodies on your table too, I can just imagine how delicious it all tasted. We must get together soon... happy new year lovely lady xoxReplyDelete
Thanks Liz, we did have a lovely time didn't we :) Give me a ring when you're free lovely xDelete
What a gorgeous Christmas! I'm in awe of all you cooked for Christmas lunch. If I'd suggested roasting meat John would have gone all "Castle" on me and said, "You're dreamin! It's seafood - cold." I like your meal better. :)ReplyDelete
My family just won't let me skimp on the roasts Maureen! Seafood would be a lovely change indeed :) xDelete
Such beautifully wrapped gifts. Its a magical wonderland Bec. Love that kitty got smoked salmon too. That darn spoilt cat..... you must have a very large oven girl, cause that is a lot of roasting. it all looks very very delicious- your lucky girls.ReplyDelete
I do have a lovely big oven Tania, but as it was loaded with two racks of roasts and another of veggies, I still had to spill over into the convection microwave oven for the potato bake :) Kitty was certainly spoilt wasn't she, but the dog was too with his chicken breasts as a present as well! xoxDelete
Everything looks so delightful! Best wishes to you for 2015!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa! I hope yours is wonderful too :)Delete
Firstly, thank you so much for the gift of smoked rice. I was really thrilled to receive it. Thank you for thinking of me. Your Christmas Day looks very celebratory. I love your three meats waiting to be roasted and how good does your pork crackle look! What a great feast and I'm glad to see the cat didn't miss out and it's always a joy to have lots and lots of leftovers - the celebration lives on! xxReplyDelete
You are more than welcome Charlie dear! Our furry friends never miss out, I bet your cuties got some sneaky snacks as well :) Our Christmas was definitely smaller in numbers t than yours, but I bet we had even more food! You're welcome to help us get through all the leftovers as well! XoxDelete
Looks like an amazing feast!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jannie! We certainly enjoyed it indeed :)Delete
Screw my family, next year I'm comin to yours for Christmas. My God, woman!ReplyDelete
You're certainly welcome indeed Fran! Mind you, I thought your camping trip looked like a fantastic time and your ham was awesome :) xoxDelete
Did I just see crackling?!! Why is it too hard to resist even by just looking! That Christmas table looked fab with all those great looking food!!ReplyDelete
Julie & Alesah
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Thanks guys! I always have to make extra crackle - it stops arguing over who gets the biggest piece :) xDelete