This week I have a special round up of all things Festive. All the things that I am loving at the moment. Some things I have been sent for review, some things I have purchased from the shops, some things I have already eaten!
1.) Cook Book: Oh Come All Ye Tasteful – The Foodie’s Guide to a Millionaire’s Christmas Feast written by : Ian Flitcroft. Around this time every year we like to find new seasonal recipes and try them out. I can get lost in a new recipe book, even more so when it is full of Christmas recipes. Now which recipe to try first!?! Oh yes coffee and cream.
- Good strong coffee
- Double cream or whipping cream, very lightly whisked
- Soft brown sugar
- Irish whiskey
About the book:
- The witty and hilarious Christmas cookbook is called ‘Oh Come All Ye Tasteful’ by Ian Flitcroft. ‘Oh Come All Ye Tasteful’ will help you create a Christmas dinner that is so wildly impressive that even the most curmudgeonly great aunt or begrudging mother-in-law will swoon.
- The book comprises a mixture of commentary and recipes to help you forget about the recession and celebrate the festive period like a King! Who’s for cooking a truffled turkey, brussels sprouts petit fours or reindeer nibbles? Read this over-the-top and hilariously funny guide to the festive period to find out how.
2.) Mince pies: Well it would be rude not to. I do have a bit of a sweet tooth so anything in the sugar department gets my attention straight away! I have a bit of a love hate relationship with mince pies. I like the idea of them but not a fan of currants, raisins etc. Put some whipped cream on top though, mmmm. Pastry mmmm.
Crumbly all butter pies with a brandy laced mincemeat. They give you a nice warm glow after eating one. Perfect for an after dinner treat. I also had one with a nice glass of Rose wine over the weekend. So far these brandy laced mince pies are my favourite from Aldi. I like the idea of making my own, but they never taste as good as the shop bought ones.
- Do you like to make your own?
- Do you like to buy from a shop?
- Which brand are your favourite ones?
- Do you like them with alcohol in them?
3.) Babycham, the original girl’s party drink, is making a comeback this festive season. The sweet, refreshing perry that launched in 1953 is still sparkling over 60 years on and is guaranteed to bring a touch of retro nostalgia to any Christmas party.
I remember this being of one of my first alcoholic drinks. I bought them in sweet little bottles. I also have these retro glasses on the shelf. An excuse then to have a bottle in at Christmas.
4.) Nut crackers: Last year we could not find a nut cracker anywhere. We searched everywhere but the only ones we could find were ridiculously expensive. With delivery after Christmas! Useless then. I saw this nut and nutcracker set in Lidl a few weeks ago for £2.99. I just had to buy it straight away!
5.) Christmas jumpers : I have a review of some Funky Christmas Jumpers here if you would like to read it?
6.) Chocolate pennies : I love seeing these at Christmas. Again bringing back childhood memories. When my Grandma used to buy them for me..
What Christmas goodies have you been buying lately?
About this post:
Some things I have been sent for review, some things I have purchased from the shops, some things I have already eaten! I was not paid to feature anything. All thoughts are my own.
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