I had a rather quiet Christmas Day with just the four of us this year but it was nice to have a sleep-in and then a lazy day of eating, giving, eating, relaxing, eating, drinking and oh did I mention eating.
We decided to have a casual lunch this year with ham, chicken, prawns and lobster and a nice green salad.
Ah Christmas Day, the day when we throw all caution to the wind and eat till our hearts content, feasting on all those treats that seem to be not allowed at any other time of the year. I for one, love it and wondered yet again why I don't bake these more often...
like my Nan's recipe for Shortbread. It is the BEST shortbread I have ever eaten and each year I make about 6 trays of it. So easy and so delicious
And these little puddings which I haven't ever made before because the recipe always called for Christmas fruit cake or pudding and as I am the only one that likes that I don't make them. This year however, I saw a recipe using chocolate brownie for the middle and a light bulb went off. Yum, Yum. They are a rich dark chocolate brownie mixture crumbled up and mixed with a good slurp of Frangelico or Kaluha, and rolled into little balls. Then drizzled dark and then white chocolate on the top. These are very sinful and it should come with a warning - You Cannot Stop at One!
It was so nice for us to all be at the dinner table at the same time without somewhere to rush off to.
I did have time to do a doodle in the afternoon, sitting outside in the lovely sunshine and listening to the birds. Once again I used my Souffle pens.
I would like to say that I appreciate the time you take to come and visit my blog and love reading all the comments. Thank you for your presence.
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and hope that all your dreams come true, that you stay safe and healthy and that you are surrounded by those you love.