Continuing on from yesterday's shopping list, It's time to consider why we will be eating what we will be eating. This year, we just couldn't decide what was more special; P and his Dad love Beef Wellington, which is a rare treat. The kids and I wanted a traditional turkey. So we are having both!
Yes, it's extragavant. Yes, it's unnecessary. But it will be delicious and the leftovers will be epic. And it is Christmas!
P will prepare the Beef and my mother-in-law has taken charge of the turkey so that puts me in the twin roles of sous-chef and pastry chef. That suits me fine, as I can make my chocolate Yule Log the day before and just reheat a bought Christmas pud. My Mum is bringing a trifle. I will peel the veg on Christmas Eve too, so I shouldn't have to spend hours in the kitchen on Christmas morning.
This all sounds like an enormous amount of food for one day, but I rationalise it that Christmas lunch always becomes Christmas tea (we won't eat cheese or dessert until early evening) so that's 2 meals not 1. There will be leftovers for a several days after that and I have no intention of setting foot in a supermarket again until at least 28th December (famous last words - last year I was down there on Boxing Day morning!)