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Yet to experience….Some Wintery Firsts.

Here’s a Christmas List with a difference. Wintery Firsts I have yet to try. Originally posted two years ago, I have updated it a bit. Are there any Winter pursuits that you have yet to sample?

sunshine and celandines

I realised only the other day that I have never, ever ……tasted Egg Nog , the sweet egg, cream and bourbon based drink so symbolic of festive cheer. That got me thinking, what other wintery traditions and treats have I yet to experience?? Here are a few things I have still never tried in all my ( cough ! 41 shhhh..) Christmases.

Make a snow angel in the snow.

Try Wassail ~ a mulled cider drink.  I have now made my own Mulled Cider in a slow cooker, with bottled cider, a clove filled orange and cinnamon sticks, but have yet to try the traditional Wassail.

Keep my hands warm and cosy in a toasty muff.

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Go to Midnight Mass.

Get your Hygge on and buy a Danish Pancake Pan and make Danish Pancakes known as Ebelskivers. 

b81550cbefe3702529c2812366bc6b97.jpgHave a Skiing Lesson in the Snow.

Cook Christmas Dinner…

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A Retro Xmas Pud : )

Hey I found a fun Christmas recipe recently on the fabulous rosalilium blog (www.rosalilium.com) written by one of her guest bloggers ,the lovely Kathryn,writer of the equally awesome blog Kat got the cream( katgotthecream.blogspot.com). You really have to check out both their blogs if like me you love retro and vintage and pretty things. 🙂
Anyway I thought I would have a go at Kathryns Easy Peasy Retro Xmas Pud.
All you need for this 70s inspired pudding is:

1 packet of choc chip cookies
Sweet Sherry ( I used amaretto as couldn’t locate any sherry!)
small carton thick cream
small carton creme fraiche
Sprinkles to decorate ( I also used choc chips)
a retro christmas ornament( optional)

Mmmm spinkles
Mmmm spinkles

The general idea is to dip each cookie in the sherry,fix together with the cream and creme fraiche mixture,cover entirely with the rest of the cream and creme fraiche mixture,put in the fridge for a couple of hours, decorate with sprinkles and serve. For a more detailed method pop along to http://www.rosalilium.comLots of Christmas cheer going on there.X