Something tells me I was not the only person up until 3 cooking last night. I’ve never been one for a traditional Christmas meal. This year I was torn between Fondue (kind of impossible for 12 people) Indian Food (too much work) and what I call Festive Lasagna (because it’s red and green). The later won, because it was easiest, although the way I love to set myself kitchen challenges it’s never as simple as it could be! Witness the mess: Below are my magic mushrooms (to go with my Baumkuchen) in process. I can’t believe that in the dozen or more recipes for meringue mushrooms not a one of them suggested that you could make them look more whimsical and fun – nope they had to be slavish stodgy plain old mushrooms. Basically I didn’t have the right pipping bag tip to make the boring ones so presto chango mine became “magic”! Here is the not yet finished menu – a work in progress:Rosemary simple syrup for the Christmas Cocktail (more on that in another post) OK I need to get back at it 12 people arriving way too soon and, shockingly, I’m behind! Thank you all for stopping in and visiting Urbanfoodguy it means the world to me. I am particularly amazed at all the new readers who have found Urbanfoodguy on Facebook from all ove the world. So from my bottom of my heart I want to wish you all where ever you are and whatever tradition you celebrate a Merry Christmas/Happy, Healthy, Safe Holiday and a kick ass (not to mention delicious) New Year.
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