Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Puddings

Just taken my two Christmas puddings (I know they should have been made a long time ago), out of the steamer. They smell yummy.
Each year my youngest daughter and her family celebrate Christmas with her in-law-family on the 23rd, and DH and I are always invited. The dinner is not your normal Christmas fare , because each year the meal is the food from a different country. Her two daughters research the food for the dinner, (we decide if we can make it) and also the holiday customs of the country. So far, they have had French, Mexican, (making the fried ice cream was a hoot), Chinese, and Italian. This year is traditional, my contribution is one of the puddings. Going to flame them with brandy to bring to the table. At the meal we decide what country will be the featured food for next year. The second pudding is for Christmas day at my house.
My oversea parcels are in the mail, most of my shopping is completed, now going to start on my baking, tomorrow, because I don't want to be rushing around at the last minute.
Have a great weekend.


  1. I haven't had Christmas pudding since I was a kid. Guess it wasn't a tradition at hubby's house so he doesn't like it. What a great idea to feature recipies and culters from different countries each year.

  2. Hi Patricia, I love homemade Christmas Pud. and so do all my family, I am lucky this year I have a matured one from last year so that one job I won't have to do. Your themed meals sound great fun and you must learn so much about each country brilliant! Love Jillx