Saturday, November 5, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

I was asked during Operation Transformation if I have ever hosted Christmas dinner. I haven't, for two reasons
A) My house is too small for a large number of people.
B) I don't eat turkey. As a small child I saw a programme about a battery farm as to how they were reared and killed  and I couldn't eat one after that.
Now, they obviously do the same to chickens, but as I haven't seen a programme about them, I'm okay with eating that fowl. I'm shallow like that!

Anyway, that got me thinking and I came up with a solution. I'd have lots of little pre-Christmas dinners for parties of four or five. Also I sourced turkeys that had a relatively happy and carefree life before the chop. My first victims, I mean guests were my nieces.

I decided to concentrate on the table decorations for this week. It means that I can remove them the next day and I don't have to look at them for the next seven weeks! I'm very proud of my effort, even if I do say so myself.


My menu was from a variety of sources.
Starter: 
Carrot and coriander soup from The Plan by Aoife Herne.
Main Course:
Turkey Moussaka from Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks
Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry for our vegetarian from The Plan by Aoife Herne.
Dessert:
Individual Apple tarts from Delicious by WeightWatchers

See,, not an extra calorie in sight.....all the more to spend on the wine!!!

I was most excited about pulling one of my X-rated crackers! What could possibly be inside?


I was the winner of.....a minuscule notebook. WTF?
 Why did I have to be over 18 to win that???

Afterwards we retired to the sitting room to watch Googlebox. I got the inspiration for a new programme.

How's about a programme in which we watch people watching a programme about people watching a programme about people watching TV?
I think it could really take off!

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