Thursday 24 December 2015

Fitting In A Bit of Christmas

The Weaver of Grass asked the other day were Christmas fits into my week
Well today it was fitted in
 I made up a bowl of crunchy garlic mayo coleslaw
 Made the grape juice its such a lovely pink colour
Made up a bowl of fresh Salsa with lots of fresh coriander and lime juice 
A dozen deep filled mice pies with some of the mincemeat I made a while ago
 Two Christmas Cakes, the mixture makes up one big cake, too big for us so I make it into two loaf tins, I love doing this cake its a Nigella Lawson recipe packed full of fruit and lots of flavours, orange chocolate and Coffee Liqueur it doesn't need to be made in advance doesn't need feeding
There isn't any need to decorate it, so moist and fruity,

I finished up making us a pot of Chili Con Carney for dinner tonight
we will have rice and tortilla chips with it, 
I am now sat down cup of tea slice of cake 
watching my favourite film
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Tomorrow morning I will make a fresh loaf then I am finished in the kitchen
We will be having, lobster with garlic dip, we have some prawns and mussels, we will just sit in front of the fire and have a very relaxed meal 

Merry Christmas Everyone I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow


  1. I love that film, it's one of my favourites too. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas.

  2. Just watched the film as well. Merry Christmas xx

  3. Sounds lovely. My favorite part of that movie is listening to my hysband and son laugh and laugh.

  4. Having your meal in front of the fire sounds lovely.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. Merry Christmas. Sounds like you have it sewn up already! I have done a little baking but still need to do some more in the morning. Enjoy your lobster!

  6. Great organisation skills as always. Merry Christmas.

  7. Warmest greetings Dawn,
    We shall be having a lazy time of it on Saturday.

  8. Merry Christmas Dawn, as always you have it all covered..have a wonderful time.xx

  9. Merry Christmas!!

    That is a nice looking pink grape juice :)

  10. Um, WOW! We'll be right over, ha!!! Merriest of Christmases!!! All our best for a joyful season!!

  11. Merry Christmas to you and yours. We just watched it too. Neither of us had seen it before. Poor Maggie was quite startled at how we were laughing so loud. It will be Christmas day now in Wales, albeit very early. 8.30pm here and just filling stockings and bringing down presents for the morning. Have a wonderful day. XXXXX

  12. Merry Christmas Dawn, enjoy that lobster. We are having fish on Sunday. I am going to look for the cake recipe now.

  13. Looks a tasty Christmas! Mind I'd expect nothing less! Have a great day and try to take it easy!

  14. We watched that. Fab. Nadolig Llawen, again!x

  15. I hope that you've had a lovely Christmas, Jx

  16. Happy New Year to you all from Texas. Loved seeing all the goodies you made for Christmas. Would love to have your recipe for your Christmas cake. We have always made a fruit cake but as we get older (79) we find the mixing is getting beyond us and the ingredients are getting so expensive. This would be a lovely substitute. Enjoy your blog! Julia

    1. here is a link to the recipe


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