26 December 2007

It was very merry....

Hiya folks! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Ours was delightful. Full of food and fun with our generous hosts Sean and Ashley. The Canadians invited us to spend the day with them at their South County Dublin pad...otherwise known as Base Camp. Unfortunately roommate Joe wasn't there, he spent the day with family instead. We missed ya buddy, but in truth it meant more food for us!! Yay! Sean's a mean cook and with a bit of Chris's capable assistance put out a delicious spread upon which we feasted all day long.

Here they are stuffing the turkey.

After getting fresh with the bird and then roasting it they carved the hell out of that turkey. Yummy!!

As if a turkey with all the trimmings wasn't enough, Sean also made a leg o' lamb.
The whole apartment was full of the smell of garlic and rosemary...absolutely mouth watering.

There was also a fabulous Mexican layer dip compliments of Ashley, broccoli & cheese soup, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, sage and mushroom stuffing and homemade gravy made so perfectly I went green with envy (gravy has always been this cook's downfall.)

Oh - and there were desserts too. But who could think about sweets after all those delicious and savory treats?

Sean demonstrates the best uses for a cookie if one is not hungry enough to eat it.

After dinner we got a little Christmas tipsy and played cards. Currently the spades standings have the boy and girls evenly ranked with one win each.

Here in Ireland the day after Christmas is St. Stephen's Day and most shops are closed. The day is traditionally spent doing more visiting, eating, relaxing, and just general continuation of Christmas cheer. Chris and I, after spending the night at the home of our gracious hosts, are spending St. Stephen's Day digesting.


1 comment:

Becky said...

If I had a dime for everytime I put a Christmas tree cookie on my head...

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas guys, miss you!