Its true they do…kind of. Ex husbands are a funny thing. They are. I’m not being facetious (well maybe a little bit). I could laugh a lot about the little texts and messages I get with regards to childcare and motherhood. I get a LOT of helpful hints. I say I could laugh. If I was someone else. One of his recent texts was telling me the two year old had ‘bad mannors”…hmmm kind of bad manners in itself!
Ahh you can tell its Christmas, the joys of family. Actually we had a great Christmas, lack of sleep permitting (The Ru decided that he was going to go two rounds over demanding milk at 2am) I WON…barely. In fact it was a close call. It took one and a half hours of putting him back in his bed before he caved; By that time all the kids were up and by 6am fuelled by chocolate in their stockings Christmas day had started.
Im not gong to bang on about christmas dinner. Lets just say I took the turkey out of his bath of wine, spices, brine and other christmassy things. Turkey was subsequently roasted, there was red cabbage, brussel sprouts, gravy, tortiere, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, cranberry sauce I made enough for twelve people. There was five of us! That sounds about right to me…
I was going to give you a recipe for gingerbread, sweet, dark and sticky, totally divine. I took a couple of photos, Its a Nigella recipe. I urge you to make it. I however give you a christmas salad recipe that involves opening a bag of rocket and cutting open a pomegranate and throwing in some leftover turkey!
Have a wonderful week.
Festive Turkey Salad
As usual with this sort of recipe, quantities are not exact. I bag of rocket is enough for two people, although I can quite easily demolish a bag myself. I happened to have walnuts in the larder, but feel free to substitute with another nut or omit. I have also made this with a light goat cheese too such as Chevre,
- 1 bag of wild rocket
- A handful of cooked turkey
- 1 pomegranate
- 2 big glugs of olive oil
- A large pinch of salt
- A handful of walnuts
- A capful of red wine vinegar
- Pinch of ground black pepper