Friday, December 23, 2016


... to Christmas 2016.  I've been baking biscuits...

Taking silly selfies ...

Baking more cookies.  These are Pioneer Woman's Choc Candy Cane Cookies
I made Cranberry Almond chocolate bark...
and cherry and hazelnut dark chocolate bark...
I've eaten my whole body weight in cherries!
I've been trying to keep the house tidy but its hard when you have things on the go...
Dark chocolate cherry truffles...
Cherry shortbreads...

This looks like fun!

Christmas Day is meant to be a scorcher here with 37C forecast.  We had planned with my family to have a hot lunch of turkey, baked ham and lots of poultry and pork, roast veggies and all the trimmings.  Yesterday, I canned that idea and we will be having cold meats and salads.  I just cannot deal with hot food for 28 people in that kind of heat - at least we have air conditioning!

I hope it cools off for dinner as we have 12 for dinner also.  That will be a mish mash of meats, veggies and salads.  We are planning lovely prawn cocktails for entree so that should kick it off nicely.

I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe, healthful and happy New Year.

Love - Joolz xx


  1. Yum! It all looks SO good. And cards mailed too! ;)

  2. Incredible cookery going on at your house - well done! Best wishes for your Christmas and may all good things come your way :D)

  3. Have a Happy Christmas, Joolz. It is certainly going to be hot there. We had weather like that a couple of weeks ago and I thought I would die as we don't have aircon. I am sure you will have a lovely time with your family and I wish you all well for 2017.

  4. I am glad I have not been the only one to have eaten their whole body weight in cherries - phew :-) A few years ago now DW relegated the hot food to be cooked out in the covered BBQ - I have become quite expert at cooking delicious roasts in the covered BBQ. You should try it as it gets the heat out of the house.

  5. Happy Christmas Joolz, all that baking looks so delicious....lucky recipients of your festive goodies, you do an amazing job. Enjoy!


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