Monday, 27 December 2010

Post Mortem

Sonata:

We had a lovely time and ate lots so it did seem a little excessive to be fishing yet more mountains of food out of the 'fridge this morning . But Youngest Daughter has been laden with enough food for a couple of days and is carrying it off to Amsterdam , as we speak .Temptation in the form of Serrano ham , Manchego cheese and Salami Milanese have been neatly removed and , if the train gets snowed in along the way , she and her fellow passengers should survive till rescued .

The turkey ( yes , I found one .... dainty at 2.5 kilos but French , delicious and more than enough ) has been reduced to rubble . The bones are simmering for soup and the scraps will become a stir-fry of sorts later , with peppers , spring onions and mushrooms .

I've still got a week off and a pile of loot to keep me happy




(The Borgia cds are fabulous and The Book Thief can't be put down ) .

The Christmas flowers look pretty





and , if I get cabin fever , there's a new exhibition in Groningen Museum that looks excellent .

Or I could join the conga line on the river round the corner as everyone enjoys the ice


Sshhh . No one mention the E-word . This year they're insisting on a minimum of 30 cm. of ice along the whole route ..... . Fat chance !

9 comments:

Mark Kerstetter said...

It's nice to hear you use the whole turkey, amazing how many people don't. We get two weeks of meals out of one turkey. Happy Holidays to you.

elizabethm said...

All looks lovely! I also like the idea of temptation being removed. I totally failed to persuade younger daughter to take away tons of cheese, not unconnected with the fact that she is going to a wedding in Edinburgh before going home to Oxford. So that's my lunches for a month or so sorted!

Tattie Weasle said...

We've been skating too on our moat though I must say my heart was in my mouth! Just love Manchego cheese with qunice jelly: perfect!

Von said...

Happy Hols.We're down to ham, roast pork and a few sausage ends!The cherry mountain disappeared and all the tempting little goodies like tomato,basil,red onion tarts with goat cheese curd vanished swiftly.
Enjoy your book pile!

Rattling On said...

We once sent my Dad to the shop for half a pound of Caesare Borgia. Amusing at the time but not to him!
I tried not to but in a mountain of food this year and it seems to have worked. We also requested no chocolate with presents. Only my Mother contravened... say no more.

mountainear said...

Our Christmas bird was local grown duck and there were only bones left for stock,but we still seem to have a fridge full of 'bits' that are going to take some ingenuity to use up in an appetising way.


I must mention that word verification is 'lionpe'. Made me giggle anyway...

Kate on Clinton said...

The Book Thief was my favorite read of the 2010. Enjoy your week - I'm envious!

liZZie said...

Wishing and hoping for you both good times for the new year and to say how much I enjoy our blogging pals connection. I, the dog & the two cats ate a mound of haddock on the day...

Liz said...

The Book Thief: fab!