Why don't I ever listen to myself when I say I'm not going to overdo it for a holiday meal. As we say in Newfoundland, sometimes I'm as "stunned as me arse"!
It wasn't good enough that I got up at 6 am Easter Sunday to bake 3 dozen muffins for church. (Which were absolutely delicious, by the way, especially when you coupled them with a boiled egg, a couple of Shirley's pancakes, some scrumptuous bacon, friends & family AND the presence of God !)
No; then I had to come home and cook a small turkey AND a ham (with pineapple mustard glaze). There were 5 of us for dinner, and it was a great meal and a really enjoyable time together. Dessert was a let down -- which is sad ..... but then not so sad when I figure that I'd have eaten more if it was good. I bought frozen pies -- blueberry and cherry -- but they were just kind-of sad tasting. The wine was delicious (as always).
|This is Natsumi's plate: mine held more gluttonous portions|
and had a glass of white vino next to it.
I began with a lie-in 'till 8:15. Yeah! That's a lie-in! The girls slept until noon; so, I spent the entire morning with my feet up reading my book. What a divine way to spend one's time, huh! And miraculously, as I read and sipped my tea, the time seemed to meander by and not zoom past. Ahhhhh!
I made up for my lollygagging in the afternoon by preparing turkey soup, split pea and ham soup and a stew; I sliced and diced ham and turkey for this week's sandwiches, and I reheated turkey dinner for our evening meal. (Isn't that when it's best? The next day?)
More lollygagging was in order then. Feet up for Coronation Street; catch-up on emails and blogging; and feet-up later with a new book.
PS - Note to self: Adopt "simplicity" when it comes to your holiday menu planning!
PPS - Note to self: From now on, bake your own pie!