Next week I shall be doing Christmas food shopping, and emails have been flying back and forth between myself and the daughters about what to buy. I am so blessed in having brilliant girls who will do the main Christmas cooking for me - but they are bombarding me with choices
sauteed savoy cabbage OR Brussels sprouts
roast pumpkin OR sweet potatoes
broccoli OR carrots
Over at Bread and Roses, Dulce has a fabulous post entitled "Godcakes, soulcakes, sacristans, oh and mince pies..." which I found wonderfully informative - all about Christmas cakes and pies.
I really enjoyed the Hairy Bikers' Christmas Special - and thought it was good that they wanted to give a special feast to paramedics, police, and firefighters etc who will be at work on Christmas Day.
A colleague at school was most amused today - we were discussing the fact that many of us have been buying odd bits and pieces to set aside for the Christmas period and I told her about the peanuts...
I explained I had got a large screwtop jar of peanuts, when they were reduced in Sainsbury's the other week. I unscrewed the lid, wrote a message on the foil seal, then screwed the lid back on, before I put them on one side, with the other Christmas stuff.
"IF YOU EAT THESE, I WILL KILL YOU!"
Wisely, he replaced them on the shelf - but confessed later to almost eating them.
"You obviously know your husband very well" my colleague said, chuckling.
Why is it that on a jar just full of peanuts, they feel the need to state
"Contains peanuts. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product." ???!!!
Mind you, Sainsbury's website also tells you that "Fresh semi-skimmed milk. Dietary information - contains milk"