Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1st December

I am well prepared this year. With my daughter's help we have made Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mincemeat for mince pies, some rustic decorations, hearts, stars and birds.

The Cranberry Studded Mincemeat was a recipe by Nigella Lawson in her Christmas book. Very easy to make and no suet required. It made 2 jars so I will be able to make plenty of little star topped mince pies.

All who were at home at the time of making the Christmas cake gave it a stir and made a wish, a traditional thing to do. We stirred and made a wish for our son who is away at Uni.

The preparations continue.