Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Indulge


I've mentioned before that food is a big part of our Christmas! There are many treats and indulgences that creep into these few days....


We have mulled wine when we get back from the children's carol service on Christmas Eve. Santa's current tipple of choice is ginger wine, so we need to make sure we have some in stock - and that it's tested for quality control purposes. For a kind of brunch/starter on Christmas Day, we have smoked salmon and a glass of bubbly.


We only really have turkey at Christmas - and, well, then we have left over turkey for quite a while!! (I tend to make a few dishes for the freezer with the leftover meat, so I guess we don't *just* eat it at Christmas!) Stuffing isn't a regular side dish for us, either, but Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without sage and onion and sausagemeat stuffings. It's also the one time of the year that I make my own gravy properly from scratch.


And then, of course, there are the various sweet treats - the mince pies, the trifle, the mincemeat cake, the Yule log.... All these only tend to appear at Christmas time. Not to mention the biscuits and chocolates we're fortunate enough to be given for Christmas!

There's no getting round it, Christmas is a time for indulgence all round. Yep, we're complete pigs at Christmas! Time enough for healthy eating come the New Year, huh?!

16 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

So agree with your last couple statements!!!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds very like us...apart from the ginger wine...are you sure Santa actually likes this?????

melissa said...

I LOVE the colors on this page! ginger wine, huh? I am intrigued!

Denise said...

Hmmmm- ginger wine? I think he is partial to Baileys too !I've just made our usual turkey and ham pie - good old turkey -)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Mel,
It's so fun to see your pages come together. I was wondering on whether you are using a limited number of color schemes/designs or doing a whole bunch of different ones?
Rinda

Kirsty.a said...

Love the colour scheme of this one

Giselle said...

Love the silver & blue on this. And that small circle of pink/red just pops off the page!

There will be enough time in the New Year to think about bulging waistlines, till then....enjoy!

Cherry said...

Mmmmm Ginger wine - love it-so warming. Sounds a lovely time in your house. Love the colours on this one. Hugs Cherry xxx

Karen said...

Another beautiful page, Mel. Between the indulgences and the lack of exercise due to the sprained ankle, recovering in January is going to be a huge job!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

It all sounds delicious!

JO SOWERBY said...

Yes too much food here too,.............my tummy aches,
Jo xxxx

Mary B said...

Oh Yummy and I so agree with your last sentence Christmas is a time to indulge and then to be good in the new year.

alexa said...

Oh, sounds scrumptious! And mouth-watering ... And I'm just going to have to go and see what's in my own cupboard. :) Very best wishes of the season to you!

Linda said...

You're right the holidays are great times for indulging. The only trouble is that afterward getting out of the indulgent mindset can be difficult. :) Bring on the New Year and more food!

Sian said...

Yeas, love that excuse to eat whatever I want when ever I want! I also love having a fridge full of leftovers so that I don't have to think too hard about feeding the family for a few days.

Now I'm off to do a few laps on our new WiiFit bike..

Rachel B said...

Yes that's us too! But it wouldn't be Christmas without indulgence! Hehe :)