I have promised to provide two items of Christmas festival food for my hostess – she is already providing enough food for the entire wetern world, but there will inevitably be folk at the table who do not like conventional christmas pud or cake. So I said I’d make alternatives. This offer was made in a moment of feeling very confident and still flushed with the success of having provided a really good emergency standby meal for the same parties. Having not had much notice, I was able to cobble together a really healthy and surprisingly tasty all in one oven bake. That’s something I have not done for some years since family life was reduced to solo living!
I realise I haven’t made anything much lately and lack the confidence I used to show whenever family gatherings arose. Hmmm maybe a cookery workshop would be a welcome present – note to Santa coming up!