Yup, tis the season and we almost ruined it!
My neighbours/landlords (they are the best) and I spent Christmas together this year. We had such a blast together last year that we decided to do it again.
Unbeknownst to their kids, Diedre was in the process of ruining Xmas for all lol smh *sigh*
That’s right folks
That’s right folks…I totally forgot that the French have Christmas dinner on Christmas EVE.
About 4 hours before dinnertime, I was reminded that I offered to cook the main meal of – wait for it – Jamaican Oxtail & Rice n Peas. Kill me now!
If you dunno about the cooking time of any of these things, let’s just say it’s LOOOOOOONG.
I went into a panic stricken pace in the garden, muttering/shouting “please tell me you have a pressure cooker!?”
Then I SEMI-BURNED the oxtail FIVE MINUTES before it was done.
Ok. OK. You can’t really “semi-burn” anything. I mean once it’s burnt it’s burnt, right? But this was like a 1st degree burn lol. Some of the meal was/could be salvaged.
They licked their fingers and went for seconds and thirds. Polite souls. Bless their hearts, the poor Frenchies did not know what they were missing in a real oxtail meal…thank God! To be fair, it was edible. That’s about it though *covers face*
I will not be posting photos, thank you very much.
I DO have a fiery little video of our dessert…Flambéed Baked Alaska aka Bombe Alaska or as the French call it omelette à la norvégienne (Norwegian Omelette).