Tuesday 21 December 2010

List Day

Well - today is list day. Let me explain. I am responsible for cooking a Christmas lunch for eight people this year. I have no bloody clue how that came about apart from the fact that I had a moment of weakness, felt sorry for my dear old Mother and decided to take the reins. I have an aged Aunt and Uncle who would have had to stay by themselves - so invited them too. Add to that mix my dear friend Su who is coming up from Birmingham - and that means a grand total of eight. Problem? Well, apart from the fact that I have a dining room table that seats four - six at a squeeze - and not enough crockery or cutlery - and you can begin to imagine what I'm facing. Couple that with the fact that my bathroom pipes are frozen and my wash hand basin hasn't emptied since Saturday...and the fact that I haven't cooked a turkey for over 25 years...and you can see why I might need to make a list....and that's just the start of it.
So - later today I'm off to Fiona's - we're going to sit down with pen and paper and create a shopping list - I don't have to buy the turkey or the pork - somebody else is bringing trifle and Christmas pudding - so all I have to buy is vegetables, milk and bread, oh yes - cranberry sauce, butter, bread, cheese, fruit, cream (double and single), custard...and so on...
Much concentration required - so we're making the list while drinking wine and watching 'It's a Wonderful Life'....

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