Monday, 30 June 2014
It was one of those weekends where I went to bed Sunday night feeling tired, that good kind of tired where you feel full of all the good things in life.
Sunday Mr H and I spent the morning preparing and cooking in the kitchen. I had invited my brother and his family for a Sunday lunch and it was just the best day.
Mr H cooked a beautiful rolled roast beef with gravy. I made up my first ever batch of mulled wine, and Yorkshire puddings. The Yorkshire pudds went down a treat with the kids, they loved them. We used good old fashioned dripping as well for the beef and Yorkshire puddings.
I cooked the vegetables to go with the roast and it was all devoured by a very appreciative audience. After lunch we took a walk up the road to visit the baby calves and then walked over a nearby field to make our way back home through the vineyard.
We had all worked up an appetite for dessert by the time we returned from our walk. Em had made Donna Hay's Chocolate Fudge Cake (topped with slithered, chocolate mandarin peel), so very decadent. The kids scraped clean the bowl containing orange jelly (one layer whipped) with mandarins and marshmallows...............stuffed.
So that was our Sunday, and our long lazy lunch. We will definitely be repeating this day again, very very soon.