It's been a busy couple of weeks and just when I thought I was over my illness I was struck down again, right before we visited London for a few days. I dosed myself up and braved the wind and rain and we had a fabulous weekend sightseeing, shopping, watching a show and soaking up the Christmas atmosphere.
It was then off to the local garden centre for a Christmas Eve breakfast with the big fella, before an afternoon with family.
Checking on Santa's location
We then had a manic Christmas day swamped in wrapping paper and presents, and the men folk spent hours building Playmobil (and napping) whilst the women
prepared veg drank fizz in the kitchen.
We enjoyed a great Christmas day with family and friends, laughing at terrible cracker jokes and random secret Santa gifts.
As usual, I cooked far too much food, meaning that there was plenty left over for Boxing Day Soup. Unfortunately I felt too ill on Boxing Day to go anywhere near the kitchen so instead we enjoyed it earlier today. Once again the soup turned out better than I could've expected and it went perfectly with home baked Focaccia.
Boxing Day Soup
Christmas dinner leftovers, including :
4 bird roast
Roast potatoes / parsnips
- Add everything to a large pan or slow cooker
- Add a couple of pints of stock and bring to the boil
- Simmer for around half an hour if using a pan
- Blend until smooth using a stick blender
- Add extra stock/water/milk and season to taste
Simple yet so tasty....
I hope everyone had a great Christmas.....now let's bring on New Years Eve!