|Our tree this year|
Yesterday we gave the oven a clean, or rather set it on its self-cleaning mode and let it do its thing. We have never had a self-cleaning oven before and we were quite impressed with the result, especially as it saves an enromous amount of hassle. Apart from a few tiny areas by the door it was sparkling clean and all ready to go for Christmas Day cooking.
|Favorite ornament: a glass dove|
I've already baked a large mince pie, somehting I always do rather than make lots of little ones. It's nice to have a proper slice with some creme fraiche. I use an ancient 8" pie dish which is older than I am--my mother used to use it.
So we are pretty much prepped for Christmas.
Here's wishing you and yours wherever you are Happy Holidays!
Naturally Katinka has to have the last say.....
|Setting up the tree last week|