Christmas doesn't really get under way in our house until school finishes -school in this case referring to work, college, uni as well as actual school. This will be Friday when we will bring our tree into the house and decorate it. We will put fairy lights around the room, light candles and open the bottle of Baileys. I've talked about my approach to the winter feast here so I won't repeat myself now except to say that for our family Christmas means a holiday from work and studies, a holiday made extra good by twinkly lights, delicious things to eat and copious amounts of booze.
On the food and drink front here are some of things I plan to make during the holiday
roast beef and yorkshire puds for Boxing Day (Christmas lunch at my mum's this year)
ginger ice cream
dark and stormies
peppermint bark *Katie wants to make this for presents and I am hoping there will be some leftover
*See also Julie's method here.
I would like to say that I promise to photograph all of the above and bring you an 'In My Kitchen at Christmas' post but I've been such a lax blogger lately I'd better not make any promises. We'll see how it goes.