Well Christmas has come and gone again, leaving scraps of wrapping paper, metal twisty ties, and cookie crumbs everywhere. Rather than write a post, I’m just going to dump a whole heap of photos..
Once again, I went mental with the christmas cookies, and left it all up to the last minute.
I also made Chocolate Brownies and handed them out with the cookies. I thought the decorations were a cute, random, last minute idea.
I made some Chocolate dipped cherries to decorate the Black Forest Trifle I was making.
I think I did about 40 loads of dishes during the baking blitz.
My friend Jo popped up for a visit on Christmas Eve.
I almost told her not to because I had so much to do, but then decided her daughter could help me decorate the baked goods.
Jo decorated the jars for me while I made dinner – Vege Sausages, Potato Bake, Peas and Corn, with lots of butter, salt, pepper, and bbq sauce!
Since I actually had some ingredients left over, Tyrin (Jo’s daughter) helped me make this tart for dessert.
Jo wrapped all my presents for me while I wigged out in the kitchen, trying to finish all my baking, cooking dinner, dessert, feeding the kids, bathing them, putting them to bed and cleaning the house. Without her help I probably would have still been up at 3am trying to wrap presents.
Finally, the moment I had been waiting for…
After we finished opening presents, I had intended to make pancakes for the boys for breakfast, but (wouldn’t you know it), my stove top blew up or shorted or something… I had just finished making the batter, too! I tried ‘bush mechanic’ some pancakes by using the electric wok, but it sooooo did not work out. It was a good thing that Jo had given K a banana for his gift, because he ended up having that for breakfast, while M had cookies!
By the time we got to Ferny, the pizza production was well underway, the house was covered in rubbish, and everyone was in a good mood.
Paul cooked some fabulous pizza’s, with lovely, fluffy bases. Special shout out to Mark for rolling the bases out using a jar of Capers, since no-one seemed to realise that the rolling pin was missing, until the critical moment.
P just made good friends with the silver chicken.
I was a little nervous about making the trifle, since I have never made black forest trifle, and I was not really following a recipe, but made it up. It turned out really nicely though, and made a huge bowl. We finished off on Boxing Day. And don’t worry, recipes will come, I promise!
So how was your Christmas? What did you eat?