Seasons Greetings for Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017. I can’t believe we are at this time of year again when we have fridges crammed full of vegetables and the unmistakeable whiff of cheese every time you venture inside for the milk! In fact, the goat cheese was starting to take over so all the cheese has been banished to the outside fridge. Christmas Day for us is turkey, ham, pigs in blankets, stuffing, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and broccoli followed by Christmas pudding then cheese. We don’t go in for elaborate starters, soups or extra desserts because, for us, it’s all about traditions and time spent with family playing games, talking and walking with the dogs.           This year we started a new tradition of a gingerbread house. I have never made one before. Can you tell!?   It’s very scruffy but wholly edible. The icing is a real mess on the roof because as I was decorating the roof fell off! I ended up propping it up with my phone holder and huffing until my husband came and saved the day with chocolate finger supports.      Apparently, my engineering is not good enough! He masterfully used the icing bag and shored up my inadequacies and constructed the chimney that I couldn’t even contemplate. I finally wrestled the icing bag off him....next year it will be gingerbread house wars! Can you guess the deliberate mistake in this house?     The lesson of my story is that my gingerbread house is very amateur, doesn’t fit properly and my icing is atrocious, but I got to spend time with my husband before everyone arrived for Christmas. Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect for me with perfect food or expensive presents. It’s just perfect if you get the chance to be with people and have fun. So thank you if you follow this blog and show your appreciation by liking, following, commenting, retweeting and sharing. It’s very much appreciated! This year has been amazing in terms of people loving the recipes. Let me wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, or Greetings of the Season.   Amanda xxx                                        

6 thoughts on “Seasons Greetings for Christmas 2017

  1. I think it is a lovely house to showcase the love you put into your romance with food. I did not see a door, unless your door is Christmas-tree shaped. 🙂 Very Happy New Year to you, and your family.

    1. Next year I will do better! It wasn’t until my husband was project managing my roof disaster that he pointed out the lack of door! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Your sweet Christmas house gave me a smile. Even the best of homes need a little TLC sometimes. 😀 I hope you and your family had a wonderful celebration on Christmas Day.

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