I know we’re not even into November yet, but I’ve certainly started thinking about Christmas and planning for the festivities a bit. Our Christmas will be the usual, slightly fragmented, affair with a couple of days staying with my side of the family in London, and then heading home on Christmas Day to host the in-laws for the 25th and 26th. It’s a fairly small group (4 adults and 2 kids) at ours and as we won’t get home until around midday on Christmas Day, time is a big factor in determining the food choices. I’ll probably just cook a chicken with the usual trimmings, and then do a slow cooked lamb shoulder with dauphinoise potatoes for Boxing Day.
I’m lining up Moscato, Champers, white Burgundy (red Burg is the glaring omission as the other red wine drinker in the group doesn’t like Pinot), claret, Rhone and probably Tokaji for Christmas Day, and probably white Rhone and Rioja for Boxing Day.
Anyone else starting to put a plan together?