Such Sunday feasts will be greatly missed.

Yesterday was our last Sunday lunch at my sister’s house, before we leave to go back to our house in Florida for six months.Β  My brother-in-law is a fantastic cook, and this time, we were treated to slow roasted beef fillet,

together with lamb curry, an assortment of roast vegetables, and my favourite mushroom sauce.

My mom, being the eldest, always gets to help herself first. As she was walking back to her place at the table, a voice piped up, “Are you sure you have enough food there?” Of course, we all turned to look at her plate, which was full almost to overflowing. For such a tiny person, she sure has a good appetite. It all went down really well, together with good wine, and between the nine of us, there was lots of conversation and laughter.

I’m really going to miss these delicious occasions, but I suppose the time will fly by, as it is wont to do, and we’ll soon be back again.

I guess they’ll miss my decadent desserts whilst we’re away. Don’t even ask how many calories in this chocolate cheesecake. πŸ™‚

Whilst all this was going on, Dingo took the opportunity to grab a bit of solitude, and slept in the sun, undisturbed.

Hope you all had a great weekend too.

101 comments on “Such Sunday feasts will be greatly missed.

  1. I see a lot of food on this blog. But it does show in the weights of the people here. Actually, same as me, I don’t get weighty. I can eat, not be fat and be happy. πŸ˜€

  2. Wow that looks tasty, I have just finished dinner and am hungry all over again.

    Please send some sunshine from Florida it is getting cold and dreary here.

  3. I can’t believe it’s time for you to go back to Florida already! where does the time go? Maybe Himself and I can attend these Sunday functions is\n your place? πŸ™‚

    • That’s very kind of you. I’m sure my sister will appreciate your thoughtfulness, but you do realise that you’ll have to provide a dessert, usually big enough for 12 people. I have set the standard very high, so no bread and butter pudding or semolina. πŸ™‚

  4. What a lovely lunch and lovely group of ladies. πŸ™‚

    I can see why you will miss it. That chocolate cheesecake looks divine!! Yum!

    Dingo is too funny. That is my kind of nap. Zzzzz.

      • She says she has a receipe somewhere (Read: I haven’t a clue where it is, dad.) but has never attempted a chocloate version so your receipe would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Parting is such sweet sorrow, but then think of how much happier the reunion will be. Do you get to see your son more often when you’re on this side of the Atlantic?

  6. What a beautiful feast, seems it was so nice and delicious too… This is a lovely dog… Thank you dear AD, have a nice new week, love, nia

  7. Much as I enjoyed the visual food feast and wonderful , happy smiles, I kind of felt sad that you had to say goodbye to your family. Kind of reminds me of me. I bet you have so many beautiful memories and soon enough you’ll see them again. It’s a joy to see your family!

  8. Wow! Looks like you had a great day with some wonderful family and food!
    Now you will have me thinking about chocolate cheescake all day. 😦 πŸ˜‰

    Dingo looks like how I would look soon after enjoying that feast.

  9. I think what you need is one of these handy little ‘doorways’ beloved of fantasy writers which bridge two places far distant from one another. Pop over from Florida for dinner, and back home for a siesta …

  10. Cheers for your family having a Sunday feast! I can tell that chocolate cheesecake was prepared with a calorie remover. Meanwhile, I’ll take some port with my slice. πŸ™‚

  11. Great gatherings, i love family gatherings and celebrations a lot. Few things next generation families cant think off. Cake seemes to be yummy with flakes. Happy treat :). Great shots dear.

  12. Since you’ll be missing them, I’m sure you will appreciate them all the better when you’re back again AD πŸ˜‰
    That cheesecake and the fillet looks quite absolutely scrumptious!!!

  13. I really miss those Sunday feasts we used to have at my parents home…with granny and the aunts and whoever was popping by!!! Looks delicious!! Have a safe and happy trip and look forward to those Florida posts!!

  14. Hi AD,
    Food looks absolutely delicious! Sure you are going miss that but then also looking forward to your home and all the goings on in Florida! Looking forward to your further adventures and updates once you are back there.
    Have a good week.


    • Thanks, Gail. Yes, you’re right of course. When we get over there, it will be exciting and new once again. It’s just hard leaving the family here. Hope your week is a happy one too. πŸ™‚

  15. At the rate time is whizzing past your 6 month stay will be over in no time! Ooh that cake looks good – do you add extra chocolate – because you can?

    • That’s frighteningly true, Marco. The cheesecake contains 3 bars of Cadbury’s Bournville, and I bar of milk chocolate, not to mention the 750g of cream cheese, and a pkt of Romany Creams. πŸ™‚ It was very well received.

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