Yep. 4th October, a rainy Sunday, and my inbox is full of Christmas notifications..
I’m not really that cross about it, but it reminds me that Christmas 2020 is, for the moment, an unknown quantity..
We counted up the other day, and the small traditional group of friends and family around our kitchen table for Christmas dinner makes up 4 distinct households. This might well become an issue, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now so I’m not going waste time worrying. All we can do is travel hopefully..
In that spirit, I’ve made my Christmas Mincemeat – because there will always be Mince Pies here at Eating for Ireland Towers.
I suggested to Mr Sat. Night that all the ingredients for his Christmas Pudding were in the cupboard – I got a frosty response 😉 – and a reminder that he always makes his pudding on Stir-up Sunday! So that’s me put in my place then..
I always look on a wet Sunday as an opportunity to make and bake for both the freezer, and the incoming week. I’ve enough raw ingredients to make soups, stews and sauces..so that’s my Sunday sorted. I’m not saying that I won’t be persuaded into a walk if the rain lets up, but for the moment, that’s my cunning plan..
Ahh.. the joy of coming indoors from a cold, wet or frosty day and having a warming bowl of soup for lunch, or a comforting stew, or – always a favourite – a one-pot miracle dinner! As the days shorten, the nights close in, the leaves change colour, and we think about having the heat coming on in the mornings again, these old favourite dinners make a welcome return to our repertoire.
Let’s spend a little time, this rainy day, reminding ourselves of some of the delicious Autumnal goodies awaiting us on the Eating for Ireland site!
Go check out www.eatingforireland.com for loads more ideas!