Tag Archives: Christmas

Dec 26th, 2007

Roast pumpkin and couscous salad – party sized

I served this at our Christmas party and then made it again today to take to a friend’s Boxing Day party, it seemed to be well received so I thought I’d share it here. I took this photo using what was left over after the party, there was lots more to begin with! 1kg butternut […]

Dec 24th, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Fruit mince pies and a glass of milk sit on the coffee table. Carrots, apples and a big bowl of water await the reindeer on the front deck. The yard is alight with strands of mostly working fairy lights. The lounge room is filled with the smells of Christmas, cranberry and vanilla candles, gingerbread and […]

Dec 23rd, 2007

We’ve been busy

Saturday’s project was the gingerbread house, I baked the gingerbread on Friday night, then assembled it and let the kids loose on it in the morning. They were very thorough… My mum had come over to spend some time with us and she got quite caught up in the creative process too, I think those […]

Dec 18th, 2007

Weigh-in week 18

Much to my astonishment I stayed the same this week, I was sure the indulgences of Saturday night would show up on the scales but all the frantic cleaning, cooking and general running around getting ready for the party must have compensated nicely for the beer, mango daiquiris and margaritas 😉 Tonight was our last […]

Dec 16th, 2007

Left-overs? What left-overs?!

I’d been telling people all week that I was expecting around 50 people to come to our Christmas party last night and that half of them would be kids. I’m pretty sure that those figures were right back at the beginning of the week. But then I kept telling other people “Hey, we’re having a […]

Dec 13th, 2007

Fruit mince pies mmmmm….

Fruit Mince Pies(makes up to 36 depending on how thin you roll the pastry)3 cups plain flour1 cup icing sugar, sifted225g butter, diced3 – 4 tablespoons iced watericing sugar for dusting 2 x 410g jar of Robertson’s traditional fruit mince (you need about 1 3/4 jars) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Brush 3 […]