Christmas has snuck up on me this year, and admittedly, I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit. Flyboy’s work roster was released mid December and as it turns out, the powers that be, don’t want him to be home for Christmas, so he’ll leave tomorrow morning (the 24th) and return home just before New Years Eve.
It will be sad for me, sad for the kids and especially sad for FlyBoy, but we’ve decided that tonight, we will have our special little Christmas dinner, even though it’s a couple of days early. I’ve been to my local Woolworths and stocked up on some yummy products from their Gold range. Have you seen these speciality products around the store?
I wanted to buy a Turducken (mainly because I’ve seen Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall make one on River Cottage). A Turducken is a combination of marinated turkey, chicken and duck, wrapped around eachother, ready to roast… but they’d sold out. So instead, I bought a Gold Turkey Breast Portion stuffed with fruit and nuts and covered with bacon.
You can’t go wrong with bacon, now can you?
I’ll probably roast some potatoes, pumpkin and steam some green beans and here we’ll have our little family pre-Christmas dinner.
We’ve felt some Christmas love from some of the companies I’ve worked with over the past year. We received a hamper, filled with Christmas goodies from the lovely people at Woolworths. It contained some yummy treats to feast on, this holiday season. A Gold Hidden Cherry Centre Pudding which I’m saving for Christmas day.
A Salted Carmel Selection, which we ate after the kids were in bed. Deliciously indulgent Gold Cranberry and Clementine Mince Pies, which were also eaten quickly. Have you tried them yet?
With only a couple of days to go, it’s time to take the turkey out of the freezer, so that it’s ready for roasting on Christmas Day.
The presents are all bought, wrapped and under the tree. I would have loved to make more handmade this year, but ran out of time. There’s always next year… right?
How are your Christmas plans going?
Did you make as many gifts as you would have liked?
Are you having Christmas at your house?
What are you cooking, baking, making, preparing?