Cowart's Common Room
A lovely evening

Not sure what has happened to the Get Together, but we have been having one here. G's elder daughter, sil, and two grand-daughters, aged 14 and 12, came to 'supper'. We started with cheese straws made to the recipe of a Cooer. Who was it? It is fab. They loved it. The WI loved it at our Christmas Party. I love it. A thousand thanks to who-ever it was.
Then roast beef, nicely rare. Roasted mixed vegetables including potatos. Brussel Sprouts. Yorkshire Puddings. Gravy.
A good quality vanilla ice cream, with prunes in cognac.
Cheese, biscuits and port.
All the meal accompanied by good wines.
Then the cards came out and we played vingt et un followed by T ongues. Will esplain this if asked! The latter was particularly funny because poor old 81 year old Grandpa couldn't quite work out how it worked!Rolling Eyes Laughing

Posted at 18th Dec 2008 - 11:41PM   Posted by Withy Brook   A lovely evening Comments: 8

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Camilla's Avatar Sounds as though you had a lovely evening Withy. I cooked exactly the same as the first part of your menu,, but followed by Trifle with cream and Brandy, the followed by some gorgeous wine.

Not sure what vingt et un and T ongues is Withy?

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Dec 2008 at 12:30AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Ah, sign of a sheltered life, Camilla! Vingt et un is a gambling card game and Tongues, I only met tonight. It is a funny that the young enjoy and as I said, is expecially funny when played with elderly Grandpa!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 19th Dec 2008 at 12:36AM

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Bayou's Avatar Sounds a great evening, Withy. I know 21 but Tongues is played with cards?

Posted by: Bayou on 19th Dec 2008 at 12:38AM

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Hi Withy - echoing Camilla, it sounds a lovely evening with family, good food, good wine. All very festive and old fashioned. Grandpa sounds divine, but the games sound a little worrying. I'm intrigued...! T ongues?? xShocked What's that? Is this appropriate for an 81 year old?!!

Happy Christmas.

Posted by: Her On The Hill on 19th Dec 2008 at 12:40AM

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Camilla's Avatar Withy - we used to have a card night every Wednesday in London when I was just a slip of a gal, don't remember this one though. I will ask my HL, sure he will be able to explain.Smile

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Dec 2008 at 12:46AM

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TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Oh, my favourite dinner,Withy. It was Blossom who submitted the super recipe for the cheese straws. I am making them tomorrow, along with marzipan sweets,roasted nuts, chicken liver pate with Pistacios and cranberry relish,and a few other goddies to put in the freezer. I also want to finish knitting trousers for Muffin's cloth Rabbit, and make blue/white striped pyjamas. I enjoy making littles things for my dear grand daughter Muffin (5). The vision of your lovely home, and the little church, and the snow has added greatly to my Christmassy feeling.
Mr.T is very well this week, and we were out to drinks tonight.
Thank you for your kindness, and have a lovely Christmas. with love, tiggywinkle.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 19th Dec 2008 at 01:19AM

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KittyB's Avatar Blossom's cheese straws are so good aren't they? I made a batch of 100 for a friend's retirement ceilidh and have had requests to make them for Christmas day, for a party on Sunday.
I put a whole egg in by mistake once and it made a chewier, less flaky textured one that, while not as good as the original, may be useful for eating on the hoof, especially on carpet!

Posted by: KittyB on 19th Dec 2008 at 08:18AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Missed you last night With - the get together didn't really happen - too many people off doing other things.

Glad you had such a lovely evening and I think I will copy your menu.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 19th Dec 2008 at 08:59AM

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