Updated to explain: the vegetable we call Swede I believe is called Rutabaga in the USA :-)
All went well yesterday.
Everyone loved their presents, we had visits from grandparents bearing even more gifts, and lunch was on the table promptly at 1pm with no culinary disasters or even moderately hair-raising moments, LOL.
Turkey, sausages wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrots, mashed carrots and swede, Brussel sprouts, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower and peas, apple and herb stuffing balls, lashings of bread sauce, cranberry sauce and gravy.
For our vegetarian visitor, nut roast, all the rest of the above vegetables and his own jug of vegetarian-friendly gravy.
A very lengthy hiatus ensued before anyone could face Christmas pudding and custard, though we did snack on chocolate profiteroles and Baileys cheesecake :-)
Needless to say, I did not want any tea, LOL.
Best of all, I had a long talk to my brother on the phone and am really looking forward to seeing him on the weekend :-)