I’m still in my warm cozy bed taking my time getting up thinking about our day and evening we have planned.
We have many memories and traditions as a family that we do our best, mostly due to my Dad, to keep alive at Christmas. One is our holiday movies.
So far we’ve watched Miracle on 34th Street, Holiday Inn, and of course The Grinch and Charlie Brown Christmas. I’ve purchased all of these on DVD so we can watch at our leisure.
But today’s movie sets the theme for the whole day/eve.
We’re watching Alistair Sim in A Christmas Carol which we’ve watched most Christmas Eves our whole lives. It’s our favorite.
And I decided we’re cooking a total Dickens style feast to go with it. We’ve invited the boys to come too so it will be extra festive.
Here’s the menu:
Christmas punch and small nibbles for mingling.
Roast leg of lamb (not so traditional but I picked one up as my dad loves lamb)
Bubble and Squeak (yes that’s the name)
English peas with mushrooms
Ombré carrots with citrus and thyme
Stuffed baked apples
Trifle for dessert (Rob is bringing)
We will watch the movie early to get inspired then set about cooking. We all have our dishes to make. Me- I’m on the bubble and squeak and carrots. And of course will help as needed.
We are all doing well, including Alfonse who’s been a great help around the house cleaning, emptying the dishwasher , taking the recycling etc. I never under appreciate the days he’s doing well.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!