As I shared with you last time I’m sharing with you some great recipes from the Woolworths Christmas website filled with so many ideas for your lunch or dinner this Christmas.
It’s the traditions that come with Christmas which make it so special to me. Hearing a song or seeing a decoration from when I was little still being used today just fills my soul with happiness and now seeing my own girls doing the same things now, well it’s just the icing for me.
Traditions, methods, objects all being handed down through the generations.
My Mum Sue, was born in Kensington, Sydney in 1952.
She is an good person, right down to the bones in her little hooked toes. She is funny and passionate and is a wonderful cook and entertainer. She is a dedicated and loving wife, a wonderful Grandmother and the most beautiful Mother a girl could ever ask for. I love her more than she will ever, EVER know and am grateful that she is in my life, and a part of my family, every single day.
My maternal Grandmother was Beth. Huh.
She was a strong, determined woman. An excellent entertainer and cook who hosted many a fabulous dinner party here in Australia and abroad when she lived in Italy for a number of years with my Mum’s family. The memories I do have of her, was after she had suffered a stroke and was a grumpier shadow of her former self. She told me often, that I was a “devil child” but I still remember the taste of her delicious silky rice pudding served to me in a blue and white dish like it was yesterday.
Beth’s Mother was Daisy. Huh.
Imagine the meals being served up on it? The dinners and desserts pulled together in good and tougher times, all made with love for her family. I LOVE that we can still use it at Christmas today, all these years. Love it.
We have a long standing joke in our family that whilst my Mum is an excellent cook, a baker she is not. Desserts at our family gatherings are always surprising and usually feature something that has been melted, and then reset. We’ve had dry cakes, upside down numbers, ice cream loafs and everything in between. You’ve got to hand it to Mum – she is consistently determined to give things a try.
This is another no-fuss simple recipe for Christmas Day – White Chocolate & Strawberry Pavlova. This and many more Christmas recipe ideas and inspiration can be found at Woolworths. It’s quick and easy to prepare thanks to the delicious pre made pav bases from Woollies and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any family gathering this Christmas.
Served off her own Great Grandmother’s plate to her own Granddaughter Daisy on Christmas Day. I like it very much.
Grab the recipe here and have a very Merry Christmas!