Clare’s mammy went into hospital on Monday – that was hard. And we decided to cancel our planned Festive Fundraiser as we felt that it was just too much to organise with all that was going on. But the Supperclub was providing a welcome distraction.
Sitting here, in the morning room, the morning after, enjoying desert island disks, my girl leafing through the papers and our boy Rufus coming in for regular pets – I’m enjoying a breakfast of C’s sourdough toast (from last night’s bread) and good coffee. Gooood times….
As a wee ‘an in Donegal, my favourite imagining was that I was a Cow-Girl out on the range – I borrowed (demanded, sorry Sheamy) Sheamy’s cowboy outfit on a regular basis and my favourite imagined food was a cowboy-supper of pie and mash. Little did I know then that I would definitely turn out to be a cow-girl and that I would get the best suppers any Cow-Girl ever got – and last night was a cow-girl’s dream!
I really enjoyed our Supperclub last night – it was the first time that we ran one for a particular group. PK had said that she thought it would be lovely to have an Xmas meal for some of her Déjà vu vu gals – so last night we played host to 13 tasty dykes – or indeed bi’s?
A mojito Royal, champagne cocktail – with grissini and olives
At the table
C’s crusty white bread
Ravioli – with a red pepper jelly …..the pasta was thin and the ravioli were sumptuous
Fish Pie – Salmon and Dill
Sides- that I’d happily eat by the campfire – out on the range
Carrots with cider, ginger and garlic
Red cabbage with juniper berries, star anise
Spud Celeriac Mash
And a Redcurrant and port Jus
Limoncello Raspberry Trifle
Mince Meat Truffles
As taxis arrived and old and new friends departed into the night with Christmas wishes hanging in the air – I had a real sense of time moving so quickly – I’m 46 and I feel that I am only beginning to understand what life is all about ……our relationships with each other…. and…… love.
So, here’s to time………. time to enjoy each other’s company, time to share each other’s joys and woes and time to ….love.
Merry Xmas to one and all. S (aka CowGirl) X