Beth provided the appetiser, which was a Salmongundy, a tray of finger foods, including cold chicken, pickles, pickled vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, sliced apples, olives, and sugared nuts. Nick added smoked oysters and Camembert cheese. Beth also made pumpkin and apple pies for dessert and Nick added a brandy-soaked Christmas cake.
|The dessert and appetiser table|
The main meal was superb - Beef Wellington, roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes with cheese, mashed turnips, curried sweet potatoes, bread stuffing, and cooked carrots.
I don't think I've ever been so full in my life.
Now we did dress for dinner.
|Nick makes his list. He wore a banyan with cap.|
|Here's the whole outfit in front of Nick's fireplace.|
|The fish course - creamed shrimp over pastry|
|Katie cuts apples.|
|The whole table|
|A skeptical Katie and a sargent-y Rob|
|From left - John, Beth, Nick, Katie, and Rob|
Beth made her gown and my coat for the occasion. Katie had made her dress a while back.
Rob wore sergeant's regalia just for the sake of fancy.