It’s been a fabulous Christmas. I was VERY pleased with my turkey.
Vic and Corinna and Isaac came over and we had the traditional Xmas dinner with all the trimmings, fiery Christmas pudding, mince pies and a huge pile of cheese and biscuits. Yum yum.
We kicked of with Gin & Its in celebration of the inaugural issue of the marvelous new journal of the same name being published. It’s all about BOOZE and I’ve got a piece in there about the Gloria Swanson Champagne Cocktail.
Alongside the Gin & Its we had the now traditional platter of salty snacks and “Joan Crawford Salami Sandwiches”:
These are always a hit and really quick to make so they are tops in my book. Here’s the recipe with Gloria Swanson’s Caviar Canapes thrown in: Recipe for Joan’s canapes chez the Guild of Food Writers…
I wore my apron ALL DAY and fell asleep during The Rockford Files in front of the gas fire. A proper Christmas!
As always during this in-between-Christmas-and-New-Year time I will be doing some serious thinking about the year just passed and about what I want to manifest in 2013. Feels like it’s going to be a momentous year. One of the things I am going to try and do is be more organised about my recipe testing. If the magic happens this year and a publisher decides to go for the Silver Screen Suppers book I want to be prepared. So I have my special test cooking “Cahier de Cuisine” book at the ready:
I hereby pledge to test every one of the 52 recipes in the Silver Screen Suppers book before the end of next year. Can I do it? Watch this space…
PS – I found this picture here - and I WANT A JOAN CRAWFORD DRESSING GOWN!