Sunday, 25 November 2012

An Early Christmas

Christmas Dinner Hysteria has arrived early at Bwthyn-y-llan
I have already burnt the pork crackling
Albert has managed to squish two paws already into a dish of stuffing.
and f*ck knows where I've put the honey covered parsnips 
Father -in-law has been promised a home cooked, home "grown" pig dinner with ALL the trimmings
and a full pork dinner with all the trotters he will receive
Now where's me gin ?
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Postscript  ( written two and a half hours later)
The pork, as it turned out was absolutely lovely.... a real tribute to number 12 and number 21 who we culled last winter!

strangely enough there was plenty of apple, sage and onion stuffing left over!
strange that! 

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pps I am not known for my acting ability

38 comments:

  1. And I bet you forgot to get your oven serviced before you started!
    (*this comment arises from the year I needed my oven mending one December and the engineers couldn't fit me in because they were so busy servicing people's ovens for Christmas.)

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  2. Wee hee! The morose cook! xoxoxoxoxo

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  3. you lost me at honey covered parsnips..yummm. but then I am the one who woke up this morning and finished off the pitcher of strawberry margaritas left in the frig from last night...its fun having houseguests who are in their middle 20's....they still be sleeping from last night ;p !

    so at this point im pretty sure strawberry margaritas in the morning will get you through a pork filled Christmas, John!

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  4. That dang Martha Stewart. She makes all that crap look so easy.

    It's okay, John... I'm sure you are an amazing host.

    One year, I had a table full of hungry people, and as I was walking into the dining room with the most amazing roast on a silver platter, the buggar slipped right off the platter and went bouncing across my spiffed-up and freshly shined wood floors.

    So serious...

    Nitty Gritty Momma

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  5. I am sure your father-in-law knows what to expect by now John. Give him a Gin or two and he won't care a stuff about the stuffing or missing parsnips!

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  6. Gin,panacea for the middle aged. Off to get mine.
    Cheers!
    Jane x

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  7. 2 drinks before the meal and just talk about his hobbies over dinner. It works every time. Deb

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  8. There has to be a little drama surrounding every magnificent dinner. I'm sure it will be wonderful...Alberts paw contribution and all.

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  9. I'm smiling at Albert's contribution :)
    You get an A for effort, I'm sure it will be a lovely dinner, apple sauce would work, if you can't find the parsnips !
    Enjoy your FIL's visit.
    ~Jo

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  10. Every dinner needs some exciting stories to share over the meal...though I'm not sure how the paws in the stuffing part will go over, lol. Happy dinner party to you all!!

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  11. Just get generous with the Gin when he arrives - the dinner will be the best ever.

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  12. Don't forget the bread sauce and the chipolatas and the sprouts and the mash and the gravy and the peas and the cranberry and the crackers ...

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  13. It will be fine............sprinkle some sugar on a few artfully carved potatoes and he'll be none the wiser.

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  14. Aahh....it's Jamie Oliver in Wales! Knew you could do it!

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  15. Great minds -- exactly the dinner we've just eaten. I managed to smash the pepper all over the veg, though -- fortunately most of it went over the cooker -- where it still remains...

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  16. Was the photo pre or post dinner John? and I bet you had a smashing time.......and I think giving the stuffing a miss might have been a good idea!

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    1. pre meal lib!
      although my acting could be a bit better!

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  17. Aaahh, now you can relax and have a(nother) glass of wine.
    Give Albert the washing up.

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  18. That's it, if all else fails turn to the gin. I find it is the perfect solution to all ills.

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  19. And to think your father-in-law was oblivious to it all!!!

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  20. Pop the sage and onion into a bag and post it to Hippo, Angola. I hate to see good food go to waste. Throw in a couple of pints of decent ale as well?

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  21. Gin would have been sufficient for me. I knew it would work out though! xxxx

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  22. I would have thought that two paws in the stuffing would have given it a certain piquancy John !
    Glad to hear that the pork was delicious.
    Thanks for your comment today ........ I'm never sure wether you and Tom are taking the piss or not !!!!!!!!! XXXX

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  23. I am sure the hens will love the stuffing. I love pork roast and crackling.

    Gill

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  24. Ooo...Raises hoof...we love stuffing here. We like that better than anything else.

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  25. I always love asking guests "Do you want Stuffing?" and seeing how they respond. Maybe not to the father-in-law though!

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    1. kev
      will be sure to ask Russell Crowe this next time he's around for a fish and chip supper

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  26. Great meal John& Albert

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  27. Looks like you fooled him. (I love that your father-in-law's blogger handle is father in law)

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  28. Haha. Aw. *hugs*
    Have a great week, John!

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  29. Oh come ye merry gentlemen; have another Gin.

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  30. Gin get's me through large scale cooking!

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  31. I can just see you serving the meal. "It's an absolutely delicious number 12 and number 21. Get it down yer!"

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  32. Glad to hear your FIL enjoyed the meal.

    I've had hysterics when prepping holiday meals, too, but find if i just keep trundling along, things usually work out all right.

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  33. keep the gin handy...have a few gulps before the next Walking Dead episode...

    Albert's a good fella keeping his paws busy...

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  34. But, have you found the honey-covered parsnips?

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