Christmas Recipies – Day 1

December 2, 2007

Firstly before I launch into the Christmas Recipie today which I guarantee is very yummy indeed.  I just want to say a Huge thank you to everyone for your comments and support regarding David’s lack of speech etc.  We received a letter from the Super Clinic in Manukau to say that he has been given a Priority 2 (thinking that 4 must be the highest) as the waiting list is at leas 22 weeks.  Wow 5 1/2 months long. Though we don’t think there is much wrong with his hearing we are going to take Hannah’s suggestion and take him along to the Radiolgy place in Remuera Road.  Then on Friday we get a letter from the Ministry of Education Special Unit to say that David was discussed at their new assement meeting the day before and that he will def get accessed as soon as they can but as the waiting list is so long it won’t be at all possible for it to be this year but were we willing to go on the list for last min cancellations.  We are fine with this but I hadn’t gotten around to ringing to say that this would be fine and then yesterday afternoon I get a telephone call from them.  They are going to come and see us on December 06th at 9.30am.  Wow and they also prefer to access in a familar enviorment so they will be coming to our house which is great.  I will let you know the outcome of that accessment next week!

Now I have cornered Richard down and for Christmas desert we are going to have a old fashioned boiled pudding with brandy cream and a Pavlova!  As my dad will be here we have to be careful what we serve up as he has a bowel condition and can’t eat certain foods.  But Pavolva will be fine for him, just not much cream at all!

Today i am going to share 2 recipies with you all.  One being something that you can use as a gift (will be sharing lots of these) or put in a gift basket or for just having around over Christmas and the other is something that I am going to surprise my mum with that she has said over the years that she has always wanted to try.

Spicy Nuts

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, coriander and garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, ground ginger and cinamon

2/3 cup pecans

2/3 cup raw cashews

1 1/2 cups raw almonds

Preheat oven to slow 150C.  Heat the oil over low heat in a pan and stir in spics for 2 mins or until fragrants.  Remove from the heat, add the nuts and stir with a wooden spoon until the nuts are well coated.  Spread over a baking tray and bake for 15 mins or until golden.  Sprinkle with salt and cool.

White Christmas – My mum always said she would like to try.  Have heard this is great.

1 1/2 cups rice bubbles

1 cup milk powder

1 cup icing sugar

1 cup descicated coconut

1/3 cup chopped red glace cherries

1/3 cup chopped green glace cherries

1/3 cup saltanas

250g Kremalta

Line a shallow 28 x 18 (11×7 inch) tin with foil.  Put the rice bubbles, milk powder, icing sugar, coconut, glace cherries and sultantas in a large bowl and stir. Make a well in the centre.  Melt the Kremalta over low heat, cool slightly, then add to the well in the rice bubble mixture.  Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are moistened.

Spoon into the tin and smooth down the surface.  Refridgerate for 30 mins, or until completly set.  Remove from the tin and discard the foil.  Cut into small triangles to serve.

Take care everyone and tomorrow I will upload some Christmas decoration pics along with another couple of recipies.

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8 Responses to “Christmas Recipies – Day 1”

  1. Sharon said

    Those nuts sound great!

  2. Yvette said

    Great news about getting David assessed so soon. Piece of mind once you know the outcome.
    Thanks for the recipes! My Mum always used to like having White Christmas. Maybe I will have a go at your recipe for when she is here.

  3. Hannah said

    That’s fantastic news about David’s assessment – and great they can come to your home, I’m sure he’ll feel more comfortable there and hopefully you’ll get some answers. Keep us posted!

    Thanks so much for sharing these absolutely delicious-sounding recipes!! I am definitely going to make those nuts, I am doing baking for some of my gifts, and adding these will be perfect!

  4. ruth said

    I make White Christmas every year to give away!

    Great news about David’s assessment.

  5. Trina said

    Good luck with the assessment. Hope it all goes well.

  6. Mrs Frizz said

    Both of them sound more than a little on the yummy side … calories don’t count at this time of the year … lol.

    All the best with your assessment next week.

  7. yaseennz said

    Oh what fab news about the assessment, it’ll be tomorrow morning and I sure will think of you.
    I like the look of the nut recipe!

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