My article about Christmas/New Year/Holiday food is extremely late this year, due to my husband's brain tumor. I have only written the one article since it happened on December 2nd, and need to write this one now, as I do not want to loose my title.
Christmas day was a total flop in our house. My husband Len slept for 20 out of the 24 hours, so we had our traditional turkey, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, sausage meat stuffing, 7 vegetables, and OXO gravy on Boxing Day (December 26th).
I followed up with Christmas pudding and cream. The following day I had my pudding with Bird's English custard.
We had leftovers for several days, as well as chocolates, nuts, cheese and crackers, to name a few. I haven't touched my slice of rich fruit Christmas cake. I bought it in England in August, put it in the freezer, and it is still there.
New Year's Eve we did get down to our local Eagles club for dinner, but left soon after. Len is the President there, and we so enjoyed seeing everyone. We had prime rib, shrimp, green beans, and a baked potato.
Although my column is about food, I have to say that this year, the holidays were all about taking care of my husband. Today he had another cat scan, and am hoping that the second bled from a mini stroke has stopped, so that a decision can be made, as to what happens next.
We don't have to worry about watching our weight after the holidays as Len lost 20 pounds and I lost 5.
Happy, healthy, New Year to you all.