Overheard by Zoe in the Raspberry Room this week as preparations get underway for Christmas lunch at The Friary Centre on Friday…
Lee: “You ready to do the shopping list now?”
Katie: “Yep, okay, so, let’s work it out per person….”
Katie: “Not everyone likes sprouts do they so….let’s get 135 sprouts”
Lee: “So 80 parsnips and 160 carrots (but that might vary according to size)”
Katie: “ We need chestnut puree and dried apricots too”
Zoe: “Let’s put this on the blog”
This is a very scientific approach to making Christmas lunch.
And on it went….very amusing, and mmmm my mouth is watering already.
After overhearing this conversation I replied “Don’t be scientific about the lunch, Scrooge was scientific about these things too and look how that turned out”
SCROOGE: Well, what else can I be when I live in such a world of fools? What’s Christmas to you but a time for paying bills without money? Merry Christmas! A time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer. If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips’d be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!
Moral of the story: Don’t be so scientific about a Christmas dinner, the leftovers can be eaten at a later date.