Santa Tracker

Christmas Eve – nearly there

Last minutes things to do before the big day arrives!

  • Put out milk and cookies for Santa
  • Set presents around the tree
  • Get food ready for tomorrow.  Prepare stuffing, glaze ham, prepare salads/veg which will keep overnight.
  • Set table
  • Make sure that any Christmas music you want is accessible and cued up
  • Do a last look around your place to make sure it’s ready to go
  • Read “The Night Before Christmas”
  • Clean toilets and ensure that there is enough loo paper (this really does need doing)
  • Pour yourself a very large drink and sit down

Don’t forget that you can track Santa’s progress around the world via Google:  Santa Tracker

CONGRATULATIONS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!  

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beverages, Catering, Cocktail, Sangria

Looking for a cocktail suitable for a large group? Try Sangria

You’ll need:

  • 4 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, core removed, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 750ml bottle red wine (see note)
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 750ml bottle soft drink (lemonade, soda water or ginger ale

How to make it: 

Slice  & quarter 1 orange & 1 lemon. Add to a bowl with apple, cinnamon & brandy and leave in the fridge overnight (Apple Mix)

Juice remaining oranges and lemons.

Combine with apple mix, wine, soft drink & sugar. Stir to mix

Pour over ice to serve

 

beverage, beverages, Cocktail, Egg Nog

How to make egg nog

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup dark rum (Bourbon for something different
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • ground nutmeg to serve
  1. Place eggs, sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in rum, brandy and half the cream.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat remaining cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Pour egg mixture into 4 heatproof glasses. Top with cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve.
Things to do, Two weeks to go

Two weeks to go! Things to do

With only two weeks left to go things are really ramping up, with loads of last minute present buying and recipe ideas.

We have a bumper post for you this week and we hope that you enjoy it.  Here are some things to do:

  • Wrap presents
  • Check that all presents have been bought, sent and sorted
  • Send cards (if you haven’t already)
  • Do a thorough clean of the house
  • Clean out the fridge and pantry
  • Make Christmas sweets and biscuits