Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Christmas build up...

Do you put a wreath up at your door each Christmas? This is a new one I bought at the cheap shop ($7.95) then I added the red berries $2.95 and the jingly bells in the centre $3.95.
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It's time to think of Christmas lunch preparations so we all know what to do on the day. We are having hot lunch so I have a bain marie organised to keep our food hot. Must get to and work out what everyone needs to do...
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This is the Shepherds Pie I made last night for dinner. Instead of topping it with mashed potato, I made a puree of cauliflower (with milk and margarine, salt & pepper added) then topped it with a little cheese. It was delicious and carb free!
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I thought I had better test that "Cookies in a Jar" recipe so I made a batch this afternoon. I added an extra 1/4 cup of flour as the mix was a bit sloppy. The turned out perfectly and I couldn't resist trying one. Deeeelicious! Crunchy, oaty, fruity and chocolatey! I plan on removing them from my house tomorrow!
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Cheers - Joolz

7 comments:

  1. We are have a cold Christmas dinner this year(we usually do)Fresh Salads, local seafood plus the usual trimmings. I have to deicide on dessert but probably pavlova & trifles.
    You dressed the wreath up nice.
    Caroline xo

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  2. Christmas at your house looks beautiful and tasty, too. :)

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  3. great idea for the shepherds pie. I put a wreath up on our front door, should take a photo of it as it's a little different,

    Gill in Canada

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  4. From experience removing them from the house is the only way!!

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  5. I love that you are having a hot meal on Christmas day. People tell me I am crazy to do that, but it's a tradition I can't part with! It wouldn't seem like Christmas to me otherwise!

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  6. This is the first time in many years that we are having hot lunch. It seems to be coming together nicely now but I hear it's going to be 36C!
    Mercy!

    Joolz

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