Although I am a massive fan for preparing and cooking a meal from start to end, sometimes I do treat myself to a night out of the kitchen
Recently I started to add all of the ingredients to my basket (online) for a duck parfait. Despite my salavating desire for this dish my enthusiasm on the making of it drooped. And so, I cheated and bought a store made version.
Flipping delicious it was and with no prep work…. Instant!
I blooming love this time of year and it wouldn’t feel festive if I couldn’t go along to a Christmas market on a chilly night! Wrapping up warm, drinking mulled wine and noshing on a sausage….bliss!
I 💜💜💜💜 it when Christmas coffee returns!
I just treat myself to a gingerbread latte from Starbucks (it’s OK, I went to the gym this morning!) and it was delicious. I’d highly recommend….with cream 😊
Last nights tea consisted of this tapas style salad. I have to admit, as the day drew on I though “salad? Why???” But damn it was delicious!
After days of copious food and alcohol this was just what I needed and it was utterly gorgeous. Featuring an additional oil and balsamic dip with ciabatta it made for a full meal, the buffalo mozzarella had to be the star!
Also, it takes but a few minutes to prepare….winner.
There’s one great thing that I particularly enjoy about Boxing Day and that’s leftovers!
I have just enjoyed this festive delight:
Made up of:
– black pudding
– bacon crumb
– tomato chutney (handmade by grandad)
A delicious way to kick off my Boxing Day fun!!! 🎄😀
After a fresh dog walk to start the day we cracked open the Bucks Fizz, ripped open our presents and then cooked up a Christmas Brekky treat.
Yes, I am wearing a christmas onesie!
Christmas morning this year consisted of Eggnogg pancakes (a pancake mix enhanced with Bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg) topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Blooming YuM!!!!
Yesterday I was simply too indulged to even pick up my phone but here’s a quick insight in to the Christmas lunch I made me and Mr Jones.
Starter: Scallops fried with black pudding, resting on a caramelized apple slice with a crushed pea purée, a a bacon crumb and a balsamic fig reduction. Very proud to say all my own recipe and it was BEAUTIFUL!!
Main: Whole duck stuffed with citrus fruit and all the accompanying trimmings (sorry no pic, I dived into it before taking a snap!!)
Desert: (Eaten another 3 hours later due to fullness!) a Christmas pudding cheesecake with a sour Christmas berry syrup and sweet caramel sauce…all from my own imagination and all home made!
(The cheesecake is basically a NewYork cheesecake recipe but I made the base out of Christmas pudding and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the cheesecake mix…..festively delicious)
Feel free to ask for any of had recipes 😊
For whilst my dough is proving……
And relax 😊
(Purchased at the Lincoln Christmas market)