A Hobbit Christmas

I love Christmas, a lot, and I promise to post my #christmasisntchristmaswithout posts even if I have to post them throughout the new year and back date them!

But today will not be the day that I do that; today I am prepping for Christmas At Home. We spent Christmas Day at my brothers house (27 for dinner) and, although I loved it, I get over-faced by that many, and I ate my dinner sitting back from the table due to NO arm space at all, so my Christmas Dinner was not at all restful (or even really enjoyable; turkey is not made to eat off one's knees) but the craic was really lovely, and the time spent with everybody was worth the pain.
Today my Mum and Dad are coming. We were going to have a turkey cooked by me.... but it smelled off. I mean really bleachy and not fresh, even though I only bought it on Christmas Eve and it was good until the 26th, so I won't risk anyone's health. Life is too short to eat bad turkey. That bird is binned and two small chickens bask in the glory of the oven, to be served with pigs in blankets, roasties, vegetables till they comes out of every oriface, bread sauce, stuffing and cranberry.
I'll not be posting again today, I have a clean up and a cooking to do, but I wanted to pop by (2 days late) and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2016. I need to call by for a cuppa soon. I'm missing my friends!


  1. Wishing you a very merry Christmas too. 27! Wow! I don't think you'd fit that many people in my house, never mind round my table. Enjoy your day with your parents. Sending you and your family the very best wishes for 2016.

  2. Wishing you a merry Christmas, too. I always prefer chicken over turkey, not so many leftovers. 27 sounds like an awful lot of people to cook for!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and all the family. Flipping Heck, 27 people! That's mass catering in my world. It's good to be with family though isn't it. Shame about the turkey. I cooked chicken for Aunty Edith and Ken and I'm sure they thought it was turkey anyway. Hope you had a lovely time with your parents xx

  4. I hope you had a lovely meal today; we always find Boxing Day to be far more relaxed than Christmas Day and this year was no different although we did have a lovely time with my brother's family on Christmas Day. Only 8 of us though - makes us look like lightweights compared to your family! :-) xx

  5. Happy Christmas to you too, hope you enjoyed your day yesterday!
    Caz xx

  6. good grief 27. that's a lot of veg to peel.
    happy christmas to you too x

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.
    Hope you've been having a wonderfully festive time. I can't even begin to think about all the roast potatoes which needed to be cooked for 27 people!
    Lisa x


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