Our old school annual get together was last night. E. picked us up and off we went to a relatively local eatery. E. & DB had beef strips in gravy, mash, and vegetables (all the vegetables DB doesn't eat so we shared them and he got our carrots). T. and myself had turkey dinner. To say it was huge was an understantement.
We had purposely paid for 2 rather than 3 courses and chosen small puddings. I ended up leaving the biggest Yorkshire pudding I have ever seen, 3 out of the 5 roast potatoes and a large stuffing ball. There were loads of vegetables plus a bacon wrapped sausage, stuffing and 3 large slices of turkey. E. ate my sausage.
E. and I had panacotta for pudding, DB and T. had a mini Christmas pudding, about 1" high.
We had to have a 6pm for 6:30pm start as there was a large party in for the next slot. As it happened, they all arrived not long after us. Gee they were so noisy we had to shout at each other to make ourselves heard. The manager came and apologised as they had phoned shortly before to say they wouldn't be ready until 8pm. Obviously, word did not get around.
We came back to ours about 9pm - to blissful silence, for a cup of tea and a biscuit.
This morning, my throat is sore from 2 hours of shouting. Isn't it amazing how we used to be used to going out, now, in general, we find it horrible!
We aren't putting our decorations up until this weekend. I still have a few things to bake and make, so have started what I hope will be a final list to take us up to Tuesday when our guests arrive. Can't wait:)
Have a lovely weekend everyone - onwards and upwards!