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Christmas comes…

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 | christmas | No Comments

I’m feeling proud of myself; I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday a whole week ahead of the big event.  Not only that, I managed to do the entire thing in no more than two hours.  Sometimes planning obsessively really does work out.

I’m looking forward to Christmas this year.  My family will be heading over to Tom’s, along with Tom’s mum, to spend the day watching me roast a goose, potatoes and all the rest of the trimmings.  I’ve cooked goose for Christmas twice already, and so I’m feeling quite confident about it.  I haven’t decided on what else I’ll cook yet though, and I’m beginning to feel that I should really start thinking about starter and dessert.  Last year’s Biscuit Tortoni went down a treat, but I think I need to venture into new territory this time.

I think the one thing I’m most looking forward to is the cooking.  I am aware that I really don’t cook much anymore and it is something I love to do.  There’s nothing quite like spending time in the kitchen, chopping, mixing and patiently waiting for the moment you can open the oven and fill the house with rich, warm scents.  And of course, by doing the cooking this leaves Tom to sort out just how we’re going to sit six people around a table for four.  I think he’s got the worse end of the deal!

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