I spent today with my family. It was really lovely because we normally do that every year, but this was the first time since 2019 because the last two times were cancelled due to COVID. We take turns to host, but this year we went to my brother's family so, other than the desert, I didn't need to make anything! My brother and his wife are both very good cooks and my brother did most of the cooking this time.
We started off with some drinks and canapés (blinis with different toppings) and played some games (quizzes). Next was pulling Christmas crackers and eating lunch (duck, potatoes dauphinoise, charred Brussels sprouts, carrots and parsnips and gravy).
We needed to have a break before desert so opened the presents, which is especially fun for my niece. For desert, I made a pistachio, honey and orange polenta cake, and then we had cheese and crackers, whilst playing more games. We played a fun new one which was called I think 'Paranormal Cativity', which is basically like Cluedo, but the characters are cats!