Hello Friends, I hope I am not disappointing you crochet geeks with the content of this post. I’m afraid its calorific in an entirely different way to the last post, sometimes I think I’m so witty (No? Just me then).
So this is what some of our weekend was spent doing….
Yep – Christmas Puds. I had never made one until last year and I have to say it is amazingly easy. They were delicious too – the boys loved them, so I had to do them again this year. When I was choosing a recipe last year I looked for one that was straightforward, nothing too complicated and fancy. This one is definitely that, but it does allow you space to be creative because you can choose your own combination of dried fruits, it suggests brandy or whisky but that could easily be swapped for something else too. I can’t quite remember what I used last year but I know that this year I added more cherries and I think we have dates and chopped pecans that weren’t in it last year. The boys both helped with the measuring, mixing and stirring and the house started smelling like Christmas as soon as the fruits were soaking in brandy. Big J said “I remember that smell” which pleased me because its about creating traditions and memories as well as yummy food to eat on Christmas Day. I don’t make Christmas Cake because I can’t cook it in the Beast (takes too long, it would be burnt on the outside) so Mum makes them. I think that Stir Up Sunday – the last Sunday in November and the traditional day for making Christmas Puds is really the very beginning of Christmas for me. From here on it just gets more and more busy with concerts, parties, carol services, shopping, cooking…. Crazy in general.
What’s the start of Christmas for you???
P.S. Can you see my shiny new kettle in the background? 😀
Edited to add:- I have been told off by Mr P for spelling “whisky” wrong (we are not Irish or American so it should not have an “e”). Not sure if it was me or the spellchecker thingy but hey, I have put it right now! This is from a man who once read “autopsy” as “autospy” (still makes me giggle!!).