Christmas is coming up fast! I’ve done all the food shopping, thank goodness, as I really don’t want to have to go out to the shops on Monday. This morning I spent a little time in the kitchen making some Christmas goodies.
I’ve never done this recipe before for festive ice-cream, but it certainly is easy enough to do. Made from whipped cream, a can of condensed milk, several chopped Crunchie bars and a generous dollop or two of Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur from Mexico. it was quick to make. (The recipe called for whisky but I didn’t fancy that). The mixture is residing in the freezer till Christmas Day. I’ll be sure to let you know what it tastes like – if successful I imagine it will be rather like that Kiwi classic, Hokey Pokey Ice-cream.
First chop the Chrunchie Bars
Then I made some Chocolate Truffles, another very easy recipe which I could make several days in advance, and they keep well in the fridge, as long as no one starts nibbling them. These also have a couple of of slugs of Kahlua. I’ll have to leave some of the Christmas food prep till Monday, so it is good to get a couple of things done early.
There’s just the smallest bit of hand stitching being done, in between the busy shopping and cooking. This is where I’m up to on this small project.
Working on my Time for Tea stitchery
Recently I read a quilting blog which showed their Christmas wreath on the door. My old wreath which I had made in a class many years ago finally broke and had to be replaced, so this is my new one. Not actually on the door, but hanging above the window. There’s a saying down this way that it is “Windy enough to blow the dog off the chain”. We don’t have a dog, chained or otherwise, but the wind was strong enough to blow my wreath off the hook the other week!
And I have a second, smaller wreath, which is quite special, as it was made for me by my daughter quite some years ago. This one hangs outside too, beside the door.
Two Christmas Wreaths
How are your Christmas Day plans coming? I’m sure everything will fall into place on the day.