What a Christmas we’ve had!
Due to my lack of time off this Christmas, we decided to celebrate at home this year. In the last few years we’ve visited parents in Liverpool, Bristol & Swanage.
It’s been fantastic! And mainly characterised by cooking!
Apart from turkey and the usual trimmings, my family has always had homemade chicken liver pâté as a starter on Christmas Day, so this was made well in advance – I made three pots – one was consumed on Christmas Day, one on Boxing Day & the last one has come out of the freezer today for tonight’s buffet.
I made a Christmas cake – using a WeightWatchers recipe, but since I fed it with brandy every week I don’t think it counts! It’s been delicious though!
I also made some mince pie pinwheels from a Weight Watchers recipe book – the kids have loved those too!
I was also inspired by a healthy eating blog I follow (the author also writes for the WeightWatchers magazine) called Slice Of Slim to try some meringue snowmen for our Boxing Day party – they were delicious & went down a storm – especially with the kids!
In the lead up to Christmas I caught the Great British Bake Off Christmas Masterclass with Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood. Apart from being tickled by Mary either putting brandy in everything or serving everything with brandy butter I was intrigued by a couple of Paul’s recipes. His deep filled mince pies were incredible but didn’t last long enough for a picture!
But the ‘wow’ moment were his Turkey, Stuffing & Cranberry Chelsea Buns – they were easy, filling, delicious and a hit with the whole family!
I think this final picture sums up how much my husband enjoyed my cooking this Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!