Tuesday, 19 December 2017

i could eat a goose moose burger, fifteen pickles and a purple plum

have you ever been to the supermarket hungry? i went into woolworths yesterday to get bread and milk, lemon cordial was also on the (mental) list but hunger was addling my brain and the cordial forgotten.
with only a week to go before Christmas i am finally starting to feel the atmosphere of the season and combined with hunger i was wanting a little bit of anything and everything Christmassy, even things i don't usually care about


  • plum pudding
  • mince pies
  • licorice allsorts
  • brandy custard
  • fruit cake with white icing
  • croissants (not a Christmas item but yummy!)
  • stollen bites
  • panettone
  • ginger bread
  • mangoes
  • cherries


i'm sure my arteries and waistline were grateful for the thinness of my wallet as we left with some Toblerones to give and just the bread and milk for this household

what food says Christmas to you?

21 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I love that I am not the only one tempted by the Christmas goodies. I indulge very occasionally because I will only get treats with cash and I never have cash on me. No way I am going to charge those items and have a paper trail!

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    1. good thinking, I can learn from you ;)

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  2. Apples, red as red can be and twice as large as the largest ones seen all year long. And, huge oranges. The reason is that even though we had apples and oranges all year long, these huge ones from Santa were special.

    Hershey's Kisses and Miniatures, chocolate covered Cella cherries, pumpkin pie, coconut icing on seven-minute frosting on a white cake. Only the Cella cherries are my addition. The rest are from my childhood.

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    1. I have read in books about people giving oranges at Christmas, imagine if you gave an orange to a kid these days!
      I've never heard of cella cherries but they look like liquer cherries which are a favourite of mine

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  3. Fruitsalad.
    My mother always made it, and it is a tradition I continue. No apple, no orange. Lots of mango, kiwi fruit, lychees, pineapple, grapes, as many of the berries as I can afford, cherries and stone fruits in profusion...
    And I make a huge batch and virtually live on it for a week or so. (I also make turkey for the carnivores).

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    1. Turkey and all the trimmings for the carnivores.

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    2. That sounds like a very good fruit salad!
      I have never tackled a whole turkey and i suppose it's something i should do once in my life but not this year!

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  4. Christmas aside, stollen truly is the food of the gods. Just as well you can't find it all year round, otherwise I'd be a fat #*?!

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    1. All that powdered sugar and fruit and stollen-y goodness! Buy a stash now and eat it into February

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  5. Definitely plum pudding, mince pies, brandy custard and fruit cake. And for us, a nut roast with chestnuts, roast potatoes and brussel sprouts, Lindt chocolate truffles and some fancy cheeses like stilton or brie. I never saw the attraction of stollen or panettone.

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    1. I don't give Lindt my money while they are using palm oil but I miss those truffles!

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  6. Unlikely to be different from our daily fare unless I am persuaded to cook a mutton korma for the children. If I do, I shall blog about it. I won't eat it though as, as you probably know, I am a vegetarian.

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    1. I know a good number of people who love goat curry, which I am guessing is close to mutton korma?
      It's very generous of a vegetarian to cook for meat eaters but i remember how you love to cook so maybe a win-win?

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  7. I'm afraid that potato chips are my Achilles Heel and wouldn't you know it, there are some Xmassy flavours out at the mo, e.g. Turkey stuffing flavour, Pigs-in-Blankets (bacon-wrapped chipolatos) flavour, etc. So I'd be quite happy munching my way through the various flavours to see which one was my favourite instead of the usual Xmas Fare, none of which really appeals to me right now, except the roast potatoes. My arteries and waistline will be crying out for the Special K come January 1st!

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    1. ps I always try to carry a banana in my handbag (good title for a book!!)when I venture to the food shops. Staves off any hunger pangs and your purse will also thank you!

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    2. I never crave potato chips but if i start eating them i wont stop until they are gone!
      The banana is a good trick, I have been tempted to eat the free fruit for kids offered by the supermarket but it's nearly always green

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  8. I love to mash up the leftover vegetables on Boxing Day and make bubble and squeak in the oven. Along with cold turkey and garden peas it makes for an excellent post-feast meal.

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    1. An excellent tradition! my mum has a habit of eating left over salads and watching the Sydney- Hobart race kick off

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  9. Woolworths?? You still have a Woolworths? Oh how I miss that store. Actually Woolworths says Christmas to me. :D We always have hot sausage rolls in the morning after we open our presents.

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    1. Woolworths is just a supermarket these days but when i was a kid it was a variety store and I have to say I have some nostalgia for a good old variety store! oh and the Woolworths cafeteria.
      Sausage rolls are a fine thing to eat after presents! we often go to mums after church for Christmas cake and shortbread but the evolution of the family means we don't do that every year any more

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  10. Shortbread cookies, fruitcake, cranberry loaf, lemon loaf, mincemeat pie (with meat in it, I'm afraid), turkey and stuffing with buttercup squash, carrots, turnip, and cranberry sauce. Oh I can hardly wait :) Now I'm off to find out what stollen is!

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