We kicked off with Jamie Oliver's potato scones, with smoked salmon and an omelette. I make brilliant omelettes and pretty dire scrambled eggs - don't know why - so the omelette is pretty much my go-to egg preparation.
We didn't need all 4 potato scones, because we wanted to keep brunch quite light, so 2 balls of dough were wrapped in cling film for Boxing Day. We also shared the 3-egg omelette and found that it was just about the perfect amount of food. We had a glass of cava with it, of course.
As a main course, we'd decided on roast beef. I insist on trying to be a thoughtful carnivore, and this 1.6kg wing rib of carefully reared and aged Dexter beef from East London Steak Co was considerably cheaper than a free-range turkey crown. Plus roast beef leftovers are much nicer than turkey leftovers.
We roasted the beef with par-boiled Maris Piper potatoes, chunks of butternut squash, red onions and cloves of garlic.
We ate it, quite rare, with green beans and horseradish gravy. Very simple, but a really glorious way to celebrate a special meal.