Saturday, December 19, 2015

Keep the Christmas spirit going

After the feast of food and drink on Christmas Day, it will be good to get out on Boxing Day and enjoy some music courtesy of the Bigastro band. Their traditional Christmas concert is always uplifting fun and great entertainment.

PS For Spaniards the important day is Christmas Eve or Nochebuena, a time when families get together and enjoy a lavish meal which traditionally has several courses including starters, fish, seafood,  meat and desserts.

For we Brits, it is Christmas Day with our  roast turkey dinner served with all the trimmings;- roast and boiled potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roast parsnips, pigs in blankets (chipolata sausages wrapped in streaky bacon), stuffing and lashings of gravy. This is followed by  Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and  later on cold meats, cheese, pork pies and slices of Christmas cake which in Yorkshire would be accompanied by a crumbly cheese like Cheshire, Lancashire or Wensleydale.

On Boxing Day (the 26th) Pamela and I would have left the turkey to one side and  cooked roast pork with a variety of vegetables and of course Yorkshire puddings.

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