Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What are you doing today?

If you are anything like me it will be spent in the kitchen and it won't be stitchin'!!!   First up I am going to cook two turkey breasts.   My family and I like a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings - turkey, roast potatoes and pumpkin, peas, gravy and cranberry sauce followed by plum pudding with custard and for those who do not eat pudding there is cheesecake with ice cream.

I decided to do my last minute food shopping yesterday and glad that I did as the fruit market and supermarket were manic.   Just trying to get a space in the carpark was a challenge even before hitting the shops.

I always cook the turkey breasts the day before Christmas and do the veggies fresh on the day.   It saves time and less heat in the kitchen.    Fortunately the forecast for tomorrow is a very comfortable 26 c  which is a huge improvement on the temperatures that we have been having.

I did over the last week pop in  and out of the sewing room and managed to finish sewing up those 10 aprons that were started a while ago.  I ran out of the original fabric so the last three ended up with navy blue ties for the neck and waist.

I could sit here a type some more but to the kitchen I  must go however before I do I would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe Christmas and enjoy however you spend the season.

We must of course give a huge shout out and thanks to all the firies and the volunteers who been fighting those out of control fires that have been part of our lives for the last couple of months.   They have done an amazing job battling against some of the worst conditions ever seen in our State.  I hope that they get time off to enjoy Christmas lunch and time with family and friends.   It is certainly well deserved.   Our thoughts go out to those who have suffered loss during these catastrophic fires.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Fiona said...

Happy Christmas Karen... to you and yours. I shopped yesterday and people were a bit testy to say the least!! haha.... such kindness at this time of year! I will be in the kitchen today as well but we are going to eat our hot meal tonight. Well done with the aprons.. they look great all up together... very festive!

Julierose said...

I did get my Red/Pink coin rows sewn--in between cooking
bouts...;)) Hope your Christmas is Merry and Your New Year
Healthy and Happy hugs, Julierose

Pink Rose said...

Hi Karen wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas ,awesome work too with the aprons my friend xx

Bethan said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family! We were very lucky and our food was all cooked by my father-in-law; we just had to eat it! x