It’s giveaway announcement time – one of the few times, I offer the same blog on both this site and the Kaz site. But don’t forget there are TWO sets of giveaways! One for each site!
I warned you last time I blogged that it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And if I was a truly horrible person I’d also warn you how many shopping days there are left till Christmas. Yes, I suppose there is a possibility that, to do that, might be construed as a Public Service Announcement – but honestly? I’m not that noble.
Why? I sooo don’t need that stress…
But – stress aside, it IS my fave time of the year. I love the music, the spirituality, the smells, the shops, the traditions – and yes the food. Each year we have traditional fare that we always bake or make.
We usually have a tree trimming party – and scattered in with everything else that may change from year to year – there are always my mini sausage rolls, prawns wrapped in bacon, onion tarts and arrancini. After there’d be the yummy moist fruitcake that my mother and grandmother have also been making for probably a hundred years. (Don’t try to do the math – I’m very bad at it. Just take my word and we’ll all be happy. Okay?) And of course yummy sweets and fruit and nuts.
On Christmas Day, we usually have seafood followed by a traditional roast pork, turkey and chicken hot lunch with masses of roast vegies. Afterward we always have my mum’s mini Christmas puds with custard and cream, pavlova and great, ice-cream and lolly Christmas pudd for those who don’t like traditional pudding.
My November giveaway is all about that time of getting ready for Christmas – creating edible gifts, and creating treats for your family and friends. There is a box of 30 Illustrated Christmas Recipe Cards filled wth fun ideas – and a very cute 6-cavity, silicone cake-mould shaped like Chrstmas trees! I’d also use these for chocolate treats – or coconut ice or fudge as well. What would you use them for?
It’s easy to win – actually super, super easy this month as we only have two weeks left of the month!!! All you have to do to go in the draw is to leave a comment on any blog this month. To make it easy and fun this particular blog – I’d love to know about any tradition/s you have – and I’d especially love to know which Christmas food is your fave? What food or tradition is your absolute fave?
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. If you have young people in your life or house who’d like to offer their fave things, I’d love to hear from the as well.