Also a quick run-through of the Christmas meal I cooked. This year I was thinking about gold:
Hand-written menus - personalised, emphasising the parts of the meal each person was likely to find more interesting.
Golden Eggs on a cinnamon bhajee nest -- that's a golden cherry tomato next to the gilded quail's egg.
Gilded guineafowl (you can buy the gold leaf from the cake shop in the market, or e-bay, for £4.50/sheet) and candied pork belly (the sugar in the mix makes it go black).
Golden vegetables and brandied turnips. Yellow carrots taste very different to orange ones!
The whole table, with golden coins for decoration. The green things are sprouts Heston style, the extra blackened things stuffing and sausages in bacon. Also a potted Boojum for mr_snips as per his request.
Pudding, and chef. We actually had two puddings, but the chocolate baubles didn't get photographed.