On Christmas Eve after boiling and baking a ham, making 4 dozen sausage rolls, another batch of florentines, an orange jelly, a trifle (including two lots of custard), and griddling chicken for supper I decided that Danish Christmas rice pudding with cranberry compote and Cranberry buttermilk breakfast cake could go hang.
They may or may not make an appearance over the next week or two.
~ Mincemeat sauce for ice cream (pictured above). I was very pleased with this quick improvised pud.
Half a jar of mincemeat, a spoonful of soft brown sugar, a knob of butter, a slug of rum and the juice of an orange heated in a small pan and poured hot over ice cream.
~ My mum was very pleased with her Christmas selection box and promptly told my dad he couldn't have any.
~ A harmonica makes a good stocking filler for a musical teenager.
~ Although horrendously expensive, a Superdry coat for an 11 year old girl is worth it because it means she now actually wears a coat when she goes outside.
~ My mum's sprouts. Sorry mum, but you know they aren't supposed to be yellow. The rest of Christmas lunch was extremely delicious though.
~ Going to watch the match by way of the pub first and the players' bar afterwards results in falling through the front door completely rat-arsed and your wife throwing your tea in the bin.
'Is dad drunk? '
'How long does drunkyness last?'
'Oh, I think I'll be reminding him of this one for a long, long time'