Wednesday 16 December 2009

Stocking for Christmas

These are cupcakes I made recently for Christmas. They are all gone now, even though the icing was not very well done and there was too much of it. I also made a yule log with too much icing. So they are catastrophy cakes, a tradition for me. So far, my attempts to get food ready for the Season have not been successful, at least when it comes to desserts. I won't even dare to make donuts.

That said, I need to stock food for Christmas. Here is a list:

-Alcohol. Red wine (for me), white wine (for my wife) and beer (for me). Maybe also something fizzy to make it special. Since she does not drink much and we will not receive many guests, the quantities will be modest. Still, I need some quality stuff and enough to make me go through the days when every shop and pub will be closed. And we have to try mulled wine.
-Food. Veggie turkey and veggie everything, as I am the only meat eater here and it's not worth buying for just one person. I might, might gather enough strength and patience to try myself at pork pies, but somehow I doubt it.
-Desserts. I want to make more cupcakes and try to make another yule log.
-The usual extra but essential: cranberry sauce, which I will most likely make this weekend.

Oh, and if you have time, ô my readership, I was wondering if you could answer the questions raised in this post. Or you might want to read this post, which might be more interesting than reading a grocery list.


The Artful Gypsy aka Wendy the Very Good Witch said...

Hmmm....catastrophe cakes huh? Ha...well the nice thing about Catastrophe cakes is that they usually still taste good even if they are the it means we don't have to share...ha! Hope you are enjoying your holidays. I am very busy at this time of year with photography and kids events...but I wanted to stop by and say hello! :o)

Guillaume said...

It is always nice to read your comments, I am glad you are fine. You might want to read this post too, which is about a scary Christmas tradition: