Merry Christmas to you all!

And now the dust is settling on another Christmas day and Boxing day is upon us I thought it a good time to wish you all a very happy Christmas. I hope santa was good to you and you are surviving the festivities. I’m very happy that I’ve done my bit and now I’m looking forward to being entertained by a variety of friends and family, both in Wales and in London when we head off in a day or so.

I find Christmas dinner quite difficult as I live in a house of turkey haters, Christmas pudding avoiders, semi-vegetarian awkward kids. The teen only eats chicken NOTHING else that has lived, no Christmas pud, no cooked vegetables, no custard, mince pies or other Christmas type food… while the little one eats almost anything except Christmas pud. This year saw a change to the traditional Christmas menu. We tried to include everyone’s favourite dishes…..this is what we ended up with

Starters for the teen…

Smoked halloumi salad

We stuck to tradition with our main course opting for

Roast Anglesey capon (from Williams my local butcher) with home-made traditional sage and onion stuffing, sprouts with dry cure bacon and chestnuts, roast potatoes, carrots, vanilla salted parsnips and purple sprouting broccoli

To finish we departed from tradition. Inspired by our recent visit to Cennin (review of which is to come) and at the request of my youngest we decided to have a rich chocolate fondant with home-made mint choc chip ice cream.

We washed dinner down with plenty of Clementine bucks fizz and white wine and followed it up with a doze in front of various Christmas films.

Now I am off to my friends to share our left overs. Take care all and have a lovely few days

Denise and all the Moel Faban family xx

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