Christmas Dinner

““She launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

Tradition dictated that Albreda cook a goose for Christmas dinner. Accordingly, she set out to find an acceptable candidate amongst the geese of the manor. One goose in the manor gaggle, in particular, bore alpha status. Hence, Albreda approached the geese and launched herself at their leader.

The battle is celebrated to this day. A toast is hoisted every Christmas. Such were their stout spirits, a mutual respect bloomed and the two returned to the manor courtyard, where the goose assumed her new position as primary watchgoose.

As a vegetarian alternative to goose, Albreda went with a butternut squash vegducken.

n.b. there is no duck in vegducken, just butternut squash, eggplant, and zucchini.

for 50 Word Thursday

One Response

  1. I love this, what a wonderful tale

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