For once in his life,
- Tomato soup or Prawn cocktail
- Roast turkey with herb stuffing and sausage meat, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, bread sauce, sprouts these are a round green vegetable and not simply stuff that has sprouted, other vegetables, wine or beer
- Christmas pudding (mixed fruit or plum) with brandy and white sauce
- Liqueurs and coffee to follow
- Food and drink must be completed by 3pm to enable the family and assembled company to watch the Queen's speech on BBC 1
The only concession to local that we made on arrival in New Zealand, where Christmas falls in the middle of summer, was to substitute pavlova and whipped cream as dessert.