Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone!

My schedule today is a bit busy - the Christmas service at church at 7.30am. (Yes, you read that right!)

Mr Wonderful, his daughter and I are going to my  best friend's place for lunch - she's got air conditioning, so I'll be out of the heat of the day for lunchtime.

Then it's a nap before my kids come home from their Dad's place, and Mr Wonderful and his daughter come around for Christmas dinner.

It's busy - but I've been planning for this for a long time.  The presents were bought early, so that they were wrapped and under the tree before I started dealing with the cooking.

The cooking was done in bits and pieces over the week  (with the groceries ordered on-line and delivered so I didn't have to face the supermarket.) Food today is all being served cold - salad and sliced meat (no, I didn't even bake the ham, I bought it sliced.)

There's lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, before the baked goodies, so we'll fill up on something nutritious.

Cakes, puddings, shortbread, profiteroles and fruit mince pies have come from a variety of gluten-free cookbooks. Gluten-free cakes and pastries are just better made at home than bought - and if I bought the non-gluten-free, I wouldn't get to try them!

(I'm sorry - not going to look through Amazon to get you pictures of them this time around - this lupus flare means I'm doing minimal everything.) Maybe when I'm planning for next Christmas, I'll recommend my favourite recipes and give you the details of the books they come from.

I've been really looking forward to Christmas (and yes, I did write this ahead of time and set it to publish Christmas day.) While one of my best friends is overseas, and my sister is always overseas, I'm spending today with the rest of my favourite people. If I'm exhausted on Boxing Day, I don't care.

I hope this Christmas, you get to spend time with your favourite people, and that the message of peace on earth and goodwill to all reaches you in a special way.

Happy  Christmas, and God bless you.

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