Our family lunch went well - James brought some sausage rolls for appetizers (he is getting to be quite the expert), Judy made a lo-cal cheesecake and served it with fruit and cream for dessert (seriously yummy) and the other family came loaded with wine . The leg of lamb was completely demolished - we all got plenty but the three hefty males in the company ate most of it along with a huge amount of roast potatoes. There were plenty of other veg besides. I made green beans, broccoli, asparagus and I threw some parsnips in with the roast to get nicely caramelized. I even made some gravy!
Now I am completely done in even with a nap after they all left. I will be early to bed tonight, for sure. I had a bit of a scare - after loading the dishwasher to the gunnels, it refused to start. It needed a couple of restarts to get it going but everything came out nice and clean. This is the original machine that came with the house twenty years ago so it owes me nothing, as they say. But I would be very reluctant to replace it as I only use it when there is a big crowd for a meal.
Now it will be a quiet evening in front of the TV. I will try not to nod off!