Tonight my parents are coming over for Christmas dinner, and my table is all set.
The meal is as good as ready. We are having :
champagne with small appetizers, and a first share of (small) gifts.
3 slices of home made pâté with salad and croutons
(my father in law is a retired butcher who made many of his preparations himself. His pâté is the best ever. He is also a hunter. He has made the pâté from animals he shot. Not really a nice thought, but his artisan pâtés ares made of hare, wild boar and partridge.)
A second share of gifts.
Then, home made shrimp croquettes - home made by my husband I am proud to say. ( My kitchen was a mess, but the croquettes are very good.)
A third round of gifts.
Then, a taste of pumpkin soup with cream. On my menu, I call it pumpkin cappucino. Sounds real funky, doesn't it ? I am going to serve it in glasses. Showtime !
Another round of gifts, if there are any left over by now - haha.
Next is the main course : stew of deer. Yes, we are eating bambi's dad... I have prepared it according to a tv show by one of Belgiums best cooks ever : Jeroen Meus. It smells delicious. Along with it are cranberries, chicory, mushrooms and mashed potatoes with celeriac.
And then dessert. I know myself : after this dinner (and all the wine) I am tired and quite fed up with cooking. So I bought some ice cream and I will serve it with a good cuppa coffee. Along with some sweet Belgian truffles and chocolates of course.
By then I am dog-tired and we will fall into the sofa with a last drink. Many cheers to Xmas, love and peace, and we wish you all the best. Tomorrow, a very late & small breakfast (just a vitamine drink perhaps...) and in the late afternoon we are invited for coffee and cakes at my in-laws. Another load of calories, and probably no time to blog. See you all next time !