Saturday, December 25, 2010

Our Christmas day

First of all, can you guess what this, our poshest present, is?Some pretty candle lights that came out surprisingly well in my photo I thought.
Let's raise a toast!
The pudding, pronounced by Husband to be 'pretty good - considering it was only made yesterday.' It can't have been too bad as he had second helpings. As did Uncle John. But nobody ate my brandy butter. (Sadly, by the time I got the pudding to the table and Husband took a photo, the flames had gone out so you'll have to take my word for it that it was aflame.)
We had some cans of Guinness, bought in readiness for my Guinness-baked ham. Elder Son got it into his head that nobody wanted to drink the stout so he made himself this Black Velvet cocktail consisting of Guinness and champagne. Uncle John loves champagne and we'd started it on it for the present opening so we managed to finish off 2 bottles - even though Younger Son, Daughter-in-law and I didn't drink any ...
And our posh present? This rather fine collection of knives. There's another layer underneath too consisting of a set of steak knives and forks and a huge butcher's knife. It makes the pate and biscuits I gave the donor appear a trifling pathetic


nick said...

Goodness, is that a combination lock on the knife box - so this lethal collection doesn't end up in the wrong hands?

Liz said...

It is, nick! We could probably be arrested for being in possession of such lethal weapons!

Gledwood said...


I was going to guess a portable Roulette set. We used to have one. Our au pair gave us a case with all manner of board games, roulette and everything. Man, it was one of the best presents I ever had. The fact that I recall it so clearly when I was 9 at the time probably says everything.

I hope you, George and family are having a very merry one, Liz.

I had Satay Chicken (not turkey) Curry with Indian Fried Rice (the yellow type, can't recall what it's called) + a litre bottle of Caramel Baileys... yumyumyumyumyummmmmmm!!

All the best for a Fantabulous 2011!!


mrsnesbitt said...

The best! Family, food and goof knives! lol! Merry Christmas!

Leslie: said...

Gee Liz! Next to learning you have another grandchild on the way, that knife set is fabulous! I'd love to have something like that.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Never receive knives as a gift, says the superstition. Pay the donor one symbolic penny to avoid being GIVEN the knife ;-)

BTW, just to get you drooling, our lunch was :-

1)Roast chestnut & cognac soup
2)Smoked wild Alaskan salmon
3)Apple slices baked & grilled in Roquefort cheese
4) Coffee & Dresdner Stollen (that's a dry fruit and marzipan cake) in Baileys ;-)