Monday, November 03, 2008

But we hae meat, and we can eat

Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup Day. In Canberra this marks the start of the Christmas party season.

I approach Christmas with mixed feelings. Celebrations will be different this year. We'll be starting new traditions which is lovely, and farwelling old ones which is sad.

Some things don't change, though, and that will be the menu Chez Taph. Traditional baked meal (ham, pork and turkey with as many veg as can fit on a plate) and Christmas pudding for afters with an alternative of fruit sorbet for the gluten and/or dairy intolerant among us.

Apologies if this is too soon for some of you (or too late), but I bought our Christmas turkey and joint of pork today. I feel more organised now.


m1k1 said...

nooooooooooooooooooo! not already!

my "word" is palatiss. Hope your dinner will be palatissimus

Lynne said...

Wow! aren't you organised?
I had planned to make Christmas puddings this weekend but I spent the weekend preparing classes so will do it next weekend.

2paw said...

It is too early but I just have to learn to cope!!! Well done for being so organised.

Kate said...

I never thought of Melbourne Cup as the start of the silly season but you're entirely right. And I say that if you've got a deep freeze that can accommodate such enormous cuts of meat, go for it! I hate paying the exorbitant prices for these items that one is expected to pay. Mind you, I love paying the very cheap price for real leg ham at the deli for the weeks afterwards. I buy and freeze heaps.

If you want a recipe for a gf&df Christmas Cake or Christmas Pudding let me know and I'll send you the recipes. Both can be done a week in advance, always a handy thing.