ANOTHER COZY CHRISTMAS

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The road to the Slopes

Yesterday’s storm has passed, 2″ of snow on the rail and the 50mph winds have gone, but they will be back? Very, very cold and a high chill factor with these winds. Another dose of light snow on Christmas Eve and a run to Telluride to try on some boots for big foot. Lovely day for the skiers but a lot of snow in the forecast for the next few days. Boot testing reveals nothing and not really much closer to boot Nirvana! A couple from Head and Dalbello went on but nothing to say this is ME !!

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Christmas morning and its snowing, can presents be put under the tree or will the Nice Black Cat undo them all ? Fire is lit, usual stereo via the TV.

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The snow begins as forecast

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The Cat begins …… as forecast

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Presents done, dogs walked, the lumberjack humps in more wood for a full day’s burning as the Titanic’s boilers are set for all ahead. Phone calls around the World and then Christmas lunch preparation gets under way with a couple of Paxo stuffings.

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Its not precooked ?

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Stuffings done

Bird in the oven, and I can still remember Granny and Auntie getting up at ungodly hours to put 30 lb birds in old ovens at 20-25 mins per lb . With that “Reynolds” bag the 21 pounder is done in 3.5 hours. All the veggies are peeled and cut and ready for their turn a little closer to the main event.

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Swede, parsnips and pots, sprouts, leeks and heirloom carrots

Cocktails and Hallmark until the next round of activity and watch the snow coming down.

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I think we have enough wine for today

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Dangerous cocktails, round 1

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Still snowing

Veggies and extras are ready and the bird rests…… as does the cook! On schedule the monster is carved………

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The traditional British Christmas lunch is done,  let the eating commence

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Yes, it eats well, the crackers are pulled and a few more drinks are poured. Another delightful Christmas with some lovely presents, some known, others a total surprise, time to sit back and enjoy the old Hallmark happy films and watch the snow coming down.

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Thanks for another lovely Christmas and Goodwill to all from Ramsey and Sous Chef Brenda

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Let it snow! Christmas 2014    

TONY & BRENDA

 

 

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