Christmas Lunch and Beyond

So we are nearly at the end of another year – its been busy (which is good) and I’ve not really stuck to my New Year’s Resolution to blog (which is bad) – ah well there is always next year.  There is still more cakes to make before the year is out – actually a really lovely one with the surprise of a holiday to Florida revealed on it which is going to be given on Christmas Day – what a fantastic present.  Then of course, the attention turns to our own Christmas lunch – which needs a list drawing up pretty soon to make sure everyone’s requests are taken into account, including my own which is definitely for bread sauce which I love and no one else seems to like, which I always make too much of and which I end up throwing out on Boxing Day – however, I’m still making it!  Just in case you feel the urge to also indulge in some delicious bread sauce making of your own, Delia’s recipe is my top tip – here’s a link to her recipe

Delia's Bread Sauce
The best!

Then is pudding!  Of course Christmas Pudding but what about those who aren’t keen – like my Children.  Will it be Sticky Toffee?  Chocolate Mousse or stay traditional with Trifle (actually they don’t like that either but everyone else does) – I’m thinking Chocolate is a pretty safe bet.

After Christmas we are off to Cornwall for a second one and some bracing sea walks (which will be needed to walk off all that food!).  A break from the cooking but not the eating!  And then 2020 and it all begins again.  We have weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties all in the diary (check out our new sample menus on the website Sample Menus) its going to be busy but before that its time to reach for the mulled wine and mince pies!  (Here’s a link to the best mince pie pastry –

Happy Christmas


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