I hope you all are ready for Christmas? I think I almost am. Just will have to do bit of vacuuming cleaning adn such today and then I will be all ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Looking forward to it for weeks, planning and wrapping presents and suddenly out of almost nowhere Christmas Eve is about to start!
Today I also will prepare my stew pears for dessert tomorrow, I normally cut them in quarters or even smaller, but this time I found such a good size that I leave them whole. Then serve them warm, probably with a little bit of whipped cream and some cinnamon on it.
Tomorrow Jan first has to go to his volunteer job in the afternoon, but that gives me just the time to prepare our little table and cut the meat and make the sauces for the fondue.
I will take a little bite in the afternoon, just to have something in my stomach till around 19.30 when he will be home. We will have a nice dinner, and in the meanwhile I already saw that around that time there is a fantastic show on the German television with Helen Fisher, so it will be nice to watch it during our tasty meal.
Next day we will have the same, because there is always so much left and Jan and I don;t mind.
And then Christmas will be over again, it all passes so quick.
But on Sunday I will have an easy dinner too, (as Jan works all weekend in the afternoon/early evening), I have puff pastry with a vol-au-vent. Easy and yummie and for a bit later in the evening some French bread and a small selection of French cheese. I have one that I will have to melt for a few minutes in the oven and then you can dip your bread in it, and oh, it will be yummie!
The weather still is rather good here, temperatures still above the 10 C, some days with some sunshine, other days are more grey, but all over not bad at all, and I am not complaining.
I hope, everybody will have a fantastic time at Christmas and even if we have harder times to endure, we still are far better off than a lot of other people in the world. So let's count our blessings, as small as they may seem.
I have a kind of vintage Christmas kit for you today, named Christmas for Ever, with some awesome clusters from Arlene.