Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Christmas Countdown

From the absence of posts on the blog, you can tell it's been a tad crazy in our world since we arrived home from France.  The good news is that the craziness is coming to an end - for a few weeks over Christmas I plan to slow down and actually get some time to get some recipes blogged and up here for you all.

In the meantime though, we've been doing a countdown of Christmas inspiration on Facebook.  For those of you who are standing strong against the pull of social media, here's the list so far:-

Day 1 - Spiced Pecan Pie & Egg Nog Ice Cream

Day 2 - Calendula Salve

Day 3 - Gingerbread (best recipe ever!)

Day 4 - Boules de Neige

Day 5 - Sal's Smoked Salmon Dip

Day 6 - Guilt Free Chocolate Balls

Day 7 - Mangomisu

Day 8 - Fruity Pear Mince Tarts

Day 9 - Spiked Lemon Chicken Salad

Day 10 - Brie with Basil & Pesto Dressing

Day 11 - Irish Creme Liqueur

Day 12 - Jo's Tikka Salmon

Day 13 - Mulled Wine Sorbet

Day 14 - Lime, Elderflower & Mint Mojito Sorbet

Day 15 - Beetroot, Pomegranate & Pistachio Salad

Day 16 - Steamed Chocolate & Raspberry (or Cherry) Mudcakes

So, there's a nice mix in there of recipes that will hopefully help you planning your Christmas menu. 

If you're looking for ideas for Christmas presents, clever Helene at Super Kitchen Machine has compiled a list of the most popular Thermomix gift ideas.  If you find yourself with a little Christmas workshop production line happening send us photos - we'd love to see what your mixing up for Christmas!

Happy Mixing,