Neil, Jean & St Peter’s Ruby Ale

Slightly delayed posting but an occasion to share. Last Sunday was spent with our good friends and globe trotting companions Neil and Jean. We started with a leisurely walk around the fields and woodland of Horsforth which worked up a thirst and appetite for our return to Neil and Jean’s house.  A pre-dinner selection of nibbles and dips which are now compulsory with a selection of fine ales settled us in the conservatory after a round of skilful negotiations for driving duties. A new discovery was St Peter’s Ruby Red Ale brewed in a medieval hall somewhere in remote Suffolk. A distinctive historical bottle with American origins added to the fine ale contained within. Accompanying nibbles were stuffed peppers, olives, mini chorizos and kettle cooked chips with various dips.  Both football and rugby were in the background on TV for that ‘at home’ chilling out feel.

Dinner was served in the dining room and Charlotte our daughter joined us for the meal. Free meals and students are a good partnership. Appetisers were smoked salmon and scallop parcels with a leaf salad and dressing. Main course was a pork joint stuffed with Jean’s secret ingredients and a selection of veg and daphinoise potatoes. Dessert and a cheese selection rounded off an excellent meal and a great day with friends

Unfortunately no pictures to accompany but next time. ‘We shall again’ ?? … as was the favourite farewell.

J&L.

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