Thursday, 24 December 2009

Day 18: Mincemeat

We ran out of mincemeat on the 17th!! And I still had mincemeat truffles and mincemeat slices and mincemeat cake and maybe some more mince pies to make... So I whipped up another batch :-)



I folded a piece of double sided cardstock to form a pocket (I plan to stitch the edges some time but for now they're just stuck together) and punched a semi-circle from the top front edge. I'll tuck a card with the recipe on it inside the pocket at some point. The letter stickers are Sonburn Design and the colours don't really go, but I'm quoting Kate on that one ;-) Photo of the jars of mincemeat and an Elle's Studio number, then I punched holes in the left hand side so this can go straight into my album.


11 comments:

humel said...

The delights of Blogger.... This wasn't supposed to publish till tomorrow morning but it's published straight away and just dated it tomorrow!! Never mind...

helena said...

mincemeat truffles - sounds like bliss. hope you will be sharing the recipe soon

Cheri said...

Not to sound stupid, but what exactly is mincemeat? Definitely not an American thing because, although I've heard of it, I've never seen or tasted it and wondering what the fuss is all about. Ditto with "Christmas Pudding". I'm just not sure what I'm missing on this side of the pond...

JO SOWERBY said...

yes, like the sound of mincemeat truffles recipe please! now made x 2 batches of fudge, hokey pokey and truffles......just plain with glitter magic to come!
jo xxx

mise said...

I've just made my mincemeat as well, and the only remaining task is to divide it in two and add a sizeable slosh of brandy to the jar for adults. I like doing that. Happy Christmas!

scrappyjacky said...

Love this page...but fraid don't share your love of mincemeat...now sprouts,of course, are quite a different matter!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

With Cheri, wondering what mincemeat is all about but was a little afraid to ask . . .
Rinda

humel said...

OK, look out for the truffle recipe tomorrow :-)

Cheri and Rinda, mincemeat is a concoction of dried fruit, apples, sugar, suet and (often) brandy, and its main use is to make little pastry pies at Christmas time. Once upon a time it actually contained minced meat, hence the name, but these days it doesn't (fortunately!)

I can't stand Christmas pudding, you're not missing anything there...

Amy said...

Mel, I had that happen with the blog circle this week - I'm reading it in your tomorrow if that is any help?
I think the sound of homemade mincemeat is really lovely .... I'll try this when things have settled down - I'm over cooking!

Sian said...

Never mind! Great page Mel. And I very merry Christmas to you x

Clair said...

Oh my, imagine never having tasted mince pies or christmas pud! Shocker! Hope you're managing to get everything done in time for tomorrow - we'll have to get together so I can show you how to sew on that pocket (and give you your pressie!) x