It is the thing that I look forward to the most, the rich fruity flavour of our Christmas pudding. I savoured every minute of it, both helpings of it! With fresh whipped cream of course, I am a classic girl at heart. It's they way I have ALWAYS had it, just like my mum!
Christmas was lovely, and went WAY too fast. We enjoyed a lot of the family staying over for a few days, it was really lovely to catch up with everyone, it was just the same as usual even if we hadn't seen each other since Christmas last year. My little brother and I cooked most of the food for Christmas lunch and consisted of all the yummy usual stuff - roast lamb, pork (with couscous stuffing), chicken, turkey breast and ham. Veggies were all baked in the oven or on the BBQ and were potato, butternut pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot, as well as some steamed peas and corn. Add the gravy, cranberry and apple sauces and it went down a treat. It was all timed perfectly and all came out of the oven and BBQ at the same time. Afterward it was plum pudding with either cream, ice cream or custard (or all three if you really wanted).
The first Christmas for the little one was lovely too. All the kids waiting to open their presents was the painful part, especially my big boy. With his head inside the Santa sack "I am just looking, I aren't touching it mummy, I promise" said he. Him waking at 5.30am and having to wait until 8am for his cousins to get here... I don't think so! They made it till 7am and it all began, a sea of boys toys. 7 boys to be exact - no girls on Christmas day. Much love to Annalee and Holly wherever you are on Christmas Day.