Monday, January 02, 2017

Sunday Dinner - Christmas 2016

Oh what a dinner! I have no good photos, and that's ok. 
We had a vaguely English theme this year - Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, sprouts, potatos, corn, carrots, gravy, and mince tarts for dessert.

The Grandparents sprung for the roast and it was a lovely one.  We mashed 2 recipes together - used the garlic herb butter from here with the cooking method from here.  We slightly overcooked the roast but thank goodness it stayed nice and tender.  

The yorkies and sprouts came from Jamie Oliver's new Christmas cookbook which is such a great book.  I adore it already.  The yorkies were the absolute highlight for me -
 they were sky high and tasted perfect.

Another absolute winner were the mince tarts, recipe from Paul Hollywood's Bread cookbook.  I found the recipe to be both a bit vague and a bit fussy, but the tarts were delicious, 
especially on days two and three.

It was a lot of work and the actual sitting down and eating part seemed to take only a
 few moments before it was time to get up again and start cleaning.  
Oh well, it's worth it to see the happy faces at the table.  
Those of the adults, of course.  
The kids hardly ate a thing.