We learnt a few things... lower the shelf in the top oven otherwise the yorkshires will hit the roof and burn, they turned out to be MONSTERS! That the meat will continue cooking after you have removed it from the oven so what was medium-rare will end up being medium-well. And finally that even when you think there is not enough there is more than plenty. The meat was kindly supplied by Country Valley Foods and was absolutely delicious! A little card in the delivery told me that the beef is sourced from a small group of local farms less than 3 miles from the factory and that it was expertly cut by Colin. I have a big joint of beef topside ready for Christmas dinner too. I don't actually like turkey but the rest of the family do, so my parents are also cooking a turkey crown and bringing that over with them.
I am being a little lazy this year and buying shop bought puddings. I really do not need the pressure of producing the perfect cakes this year along with doing the whole dinner thing. We tested two of the frozen M&S desserts and they were amazing! I do love a good slice of black forest gateaux, mmmm! I have also had a little rearrange of my tea shelf, isn't it pretty.