I love Boxing Day. I love the wonderful feeling when you wake up, and realise that the Christmas chaos is a whole year away, that you can have a serious lie-in , wear your pyjamas all day, watch the Boxing Day Test on TV, and my absolute favourite . . . . eat left-overs. I have extended the post Christmas euphoria for as long as possible this year, and even though it’s only the misses S and E wearing their PJ’s all day, and I’m spending quite a lot of time up a ladder painting weather boards in 38 degree heat, I am watching the cricket to my heart’s content and dishing up left-overs for every meal.
Since we had pescetarians over for Christmas lunch this year, we had left-over BBQ salmon with lemon and herbs amongst others. So on Boxing Day I made a sort-of nicoise salad with home grown butter beans and free-range eggs (thanks girls) and the absolutely delicious salmon flaked into it. Served with left-over brown rice salad and potato salad, in the garden, on the most perfect sunny 28 degree day, with Mr.B and the girls, I had all the ingredients for the most perfect relaxing day. I love Boxing Day.
Originally published 26/12/2013