How was Christmas dinner? The highlight of the year? Plates piled high with succulent turkey and perfectly cooked goose fat potatoes?
With our combination of vegetarians and fussy eaters, this year’s Christmas dinner was, as ever, not quite like that.
On the menu was:
- Sausages wrapped in bacon
- Stuffing (so far, so normal)
- Roast potatoes (no goose fat or any other meat fat)
- Quorn cottage pie (for me)
- Linda McCartney sausages (because my son is too fussy for Quorn cottage pie) (And Linda McCartney sausages, it turns out)
- Yorkshire puddings
- Sprouts (not many were eaten)
- Sweetcorn (because it is the only vegetable my kids will eat. Apart from baked beans)
And for pudding…
- Christmas pudding and brandy sauce
- Crunchie Blast ice cream (younger son)
- Oreo ice cream (eldest)
- Blueberries, raspberries and a couple of Green & Blacks miniatures (guess who).
There was too much laughing about farting and too much food left on my daughter’s plate when she’d finished ‘eating’.
Me: Have you eaten any turkey?
Her: Yes! I’ve had a bite.
(She sees nothing wrong with this.)
But the table looked pretty and there were crackers and, most important of all, everybody enjoyed their food. Even if it was a little unconventional
And surely that’s all that matters?