Having been into town this morning and having a beautiful Shellac manicure, should I be using my pampered hands to do this
Have you ever had a Shellac manicure? They are amazing. Practically guaranteed to last at least 2 weeks, and I have found that mine last about a month. They are so durable. I'm not one for spending much time in beauty salons but this is my one luxury.
So as it would appear that Christmas really is less than a week away, I have been busy in the kitchen this morning. Now have mince pies and sausage rolls all cooked and in the freezer and there is a Victoria Sandwich cake cooking at the moment that will be joining them very soon. I've been into town and stocked up on some amazing bread that they bake in our branch of M&S. It is a 'cob' loaf, that nice crusty circular shape and has red Leicester cheese in it. I bought three; two to freeze and one to have with some homemade butternut squash soup that I made this morning too. Yes, I have been busy!
Tomorrow I intend to make my cake. We're not into traditional Christmas cake here, it's only my husband that likes it, and that's a lot of cake for one person to eat! So I will be making a whisky cake and putting a bit of icing at it on Christmas eve. Although it's still a fruit cake it's nowhere near as 'heavy' as the traditional recipe and doesn't need to be made well in advance. Plus I need to make my sticky toffee pudding as the alternative dessert for Christmas day. There's a fair few of us that aren't really lovers of dense fruity food and sticky toffee pudding is a perfect lighter option.
How is everyone else getting on with their preparations?