Less than a week! The presents are wrapped, now onto the food preparations. Today is reserved for the making of the traditional rum balls and rocky road. If I make them too soon, they end up all gone long before Christmas!
Speaking of Christmas food, I wanted some inspiration for the vegetable dishes for Christmas eve dinner and Christmas day lunch. I had a good look through both of these new cookbooks I have recently bought, but nothing jumped out at me as something to add to my menu. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty in both that I would make, but just not for Christmas. The Jamie Oliver has some fantastic cocktail recipes as well as food, and both books have such beautiful photos throughout, they are worth looking at just for that alone. But alas, I am back to square one on what vegetable dishes to make. Any suggestions of what you like to serve with either baked ham or turkey are welcome in the comments!
Joke of the week:
In honour of my Nutcracker collection, this week’s joke is courtesy of a friend of mine…
What I’ve been watching:
A trip to the cinema with my teenage sons to see the new and much anticipated Spider Man movie.
You don’t have to have seen every Spider Man movie to enjoy this. I have actually only ever seen the Tobey Maguire trilogy prior to this one. I liked everything about this movie, particularly the way they brought the different Spider Man universes together and it was also quite funny in many parts. Highly recommended!
And I’ve also been watching Christmas movies. I have to say, Netflix Christmas movies and I do not get along. I have yet to find one I can tolerate. So we’re cycling through the classics and enjoying them all the more for their timelessness. This last week has seen us watching a Christmas movie every night and that is unlikely to change right up until Christmas eve, when we switch to the Carols instead. I was very excited to see A Boy Called Christmas pop up on my Telstra TV Box Office as an express release last night. I can highly recommend this wonderful new Christmas film, sure to become a classic.
What I’ve been reading:
All 5 star reads! How lucky is that?!
And I’ve just started this one…
Until next week…Merry Christmas if you celebrate and best wishes for the festive period.