Thank you for every one of your kind Christmas wishes and lovely comments on my advent blog posts. I have tried to reply to as many as possible but I'm sure you appreciate life rather takes over at this time of year. Our Christmas was good - a few coughs and sneezes but on the whole, good... just close family, quiet, with plenty of wonderful things to eat. I was helped by Ben in the kitchen, who is probably just as keen a cook as me and together we peeled, chopped and stirred a feast. In seach of something creative to do with the left overs we were inspired by Nigel Slater and for lunch today we made his "Perky Turkey" - worth doing for the name alone!
Left over turkey heated up in a sticky oriental chilli sauce and served on a salad of watercress, oranges, chilli (my addition) and pomegranate seeds.
For those of us who don't eat the turkey... little bubble and squeak patties with a morsel of stilton tucked into the middle served with the same salad.