There's just 3 more sleeps until Christmas!...and that should be just enough time for me to work out (and shop for) the perfect recipe for this year's Christmas
lunch/dinner all-day feast thanks to this duo packed with all sorts of deliciousness.
The William-Sonoma book is the only cookbook where every dish I've tried comes out exactly as photographed and tastes better than I hoped, while Delia's was given to me as a present last Christmas. I'm sad to say that this will be its first outing.
After much faffing I am somewhat satisfied with our tree. I found this, my first real Christmas tree, a pain to decorate.
She arrived like this:
and try as I might I couldn't get her to behave as I wanted. With branches uneven and twisting in all directions, dressing the tree wasn't as easy or pleasurable as I recall. We've now called a truce and are determined to enjoy the season. However, if by next Christmas she isn't much better behaved, she will get grounded in favour of a nordmann fir!
Here's to you this holiday season: be happy, be well.