This post is written in response to Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Check it out here Today’s theme is ‘cook’
Today’s Christmas Eve and I definitely won’t be cooking, although everyone will be eating the food I cooked.
By the way, everyone is my husband, my son and my mother, at least. You never know who else might be popping in… Lots of people I love are missing today because they have to be somewhere else due to personal or professional reasons, but I’ll be seeing them soon.
I’ll be getting up late-ish, going shopping for a couple of last minute presents and then I’m going to have lunch at the best restaurant in Reinosa, Spain, called Restuarante Fontebro.
After a short rest, I’ll be preparing Christmas dinner, which is the big family meal which takes place on 24th December very late in the evening.
I cooked it all two night ago, yes on Thursday 22nd, in the evening, because I’ve been travelling across Spain yesterday, Friday, 23rd, and as I wanted to go shopping and eat out today, 24th, I wouldn’t be able to cook either.
You’re probably dying to know what I cooked, aren’t you? It’s not terribly original but very delicious. Oven cooked, boned, stuffed, turkey in a delicious orange and brandy sauce. If you’d like more details, such as a recipe, ask me in the comments.
Cooking for the people we love is an expression of love and eating the food cooked with love is another act of love. Cooking and sharing meals is an intimate ceremony and I welcome any excuse to cook for my friends and family. The conversations we have while eating delicious food and drinking good wine are inspiring and priceless.
Anyway, I need to put it all in the oven right now and make sure everyone eats it all up.
I hope you have a wonderful evening either cooking or eating what someone else has cooked with all their love. Happy cooking, eating, and sharing food and conversation.
I know you’d love to see pictures of the food and other events, but I’ll be posting photos tomorrow on Silent Sunday.