Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Day


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Blogging will NOT be a Christmas Day priority - too much else on! Conversations, people, family, music, food, presents, amusements.

Here's breakfast (although you may not have time to gather the ingredients for Christmas Day this year, try this for brunch anytime!)

CHRISTMAS CROISSANTS

For every four croissants:

Mix 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon of French mustard. Cut the croissants in half and spread with the mixture. Chop 2 bacon rashers and cook till crisp. Meanwhile, chop 2 shallots and 60g mushrooms. Place the bacon, shallots and mushrooms on the croissants, close them and cook in a moderate oven (160degC) for about 10 minutes. YUM!

Translations: shallot in Oz means the overgrown chives with long green leaves (?scallions?eschallots), not baby round onions. Chives would work, but not be as oniony. 60g mushrooms? Ah well, you can work out how many mushrooms you'd like to finely slice and bung on your croissants, can't you? As for the mayo mix, if you stay consistent with US/UK spoon measurements, you shouldn't go far wrong.

Christmas Greetings!

We celebrate Christmas here, so whether or not it's your end of year celebration, that's what we say, rather than the generic Happy Holidays. Meh to that. Happy Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who's read this blog during 2006 and those who've taken the time to comment. I've learned so much from reading your blogs, thank you for what you share.

Peace and goodwill to all for 2007. May it be a creative, happy year for you.

Blogging here may be a bit intermittent over the summer holidays, but it's not ending....

1 comment:

candyschultz said...

Ooh ooh that sounds good too. I think it is scallions over here or we just call them green onions. I read two Australian cooking magazines: Delicious and Donna Hay and I had to write one time for elucidation on some of the ingredients and brands. They very kindly sorted me out. Merry Christmas.