I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!! Ours was extra special, as we spent time in the kitchen together, sat by the fire, and played games. We usually have Christmas crackers as part of our Christmas traditions. This year, since we just visited London last month, I decided to incorporate a few more English traditions into our festivities. I had mince pies and a Christmas pudding. The mince pies were well received, and I remembered that my mom used to make mince pies when I was very young. I purchased both the mince pies and Christmas pudding from a local store (British Isles) that sells British imports. The pudding must be boiled or steamed for 90 minutes before the meal. I served it before the ‘real’ dessert, sensing it might not go over very well. My family didn’t care much for it. I thought it was okay, not delicious, not awful. It was interesting tasting it, as it’s been eaten since the 14th century, so it’s a taste of the past. But mince pies are even older, having been invented in the 13th century!
Now is the time to think about transitioning from your Christmas decor to winter decor, and we just released a new episode this week on that very topic.
Now onto the country French posts.