It's December and I must confess I'm getting into Christmas mode already. Probably because I've already spent weeks singing Christmas songs at school getting ready for our Nativity. First performances are this week!! I treated myself to a dairy free Advent calendar from Heavenly Chocolate 😋 and I'm actually considering putting the tree up this weekend 🎄
A quick pop into Sainsbury's the other evening scored me some bargain pate although I didn't notice at the time it wasn't British pork. OH doesn't like pate so I don't make it any more. It was lovely on some GF toast!
I also got 2 packs of GF stuffing reduced. I think I might add some chopped apricots to it. I already have a nice veggie stuffing in the freezer so that's one more tick on the Christmas meal list.
I didn't get any chicken bargains so next week's soup for lunches was an assortment of what's in the fridge and freezer. I came up with Broccoli soup made with the ends of 2 opened bags of frozen broccoli, 4 bendy carrots, 3 small onions, stock powder and a tin of Basics potatoes. It was quite nice but was missing something.
So I added a full pack of Aldi's soft goats' cheese and it was yummy! I served it with a sprinkle of grated hard goat's cheese and some Ancho chilli flakes. Lovely! 😋
I've got a huge food delivery order coming on Tuesday evening that I hope will see me through December. I've got a few extra things for my storecupboard as well as my monthly shop. Sainsbury's is a nightmare in the run up to the big day so I try to avoid it if I can. I'll use the Lidl which is round the corner for any fresh stuff and tbh if I've forgotten anything I'm not fussed. We won't starve.
Have you started getting into a festive mood yet? 🎅🎅🎅