So, trying to be organised, I have prepared all my dried fruit and have it soaking in rum overnight for my Christmas Puddings, which I will make tomorrow.
It is our turn to host both Christmas Dinner (lunch) for the extended family (my Dad, uncle and aunt, cousins plus my sisters and my niece and nephew) and a Christmas "Eve" dinner (we are having it early this year) with some family friends. So, I thought that I had better take the opportunity of a quiet week this week to make my puddings.
This is a tried and true Australian Women's Weekly recipe, that I have been using since 1983 - that is 33 years now! Wow! That does make me feel old.
Just for fun, after I peeled the one Granny Smith apple that I needed for the recipe, which I actually managed to get off in one long strip - woo hoo! - I threw it over my left shoulder to see what letter it would make, expecting just a squiggle. I was thrilled to see this gorgeous curlicued V, when I turned around.
Isn't it pretty?
That's all from me for now, off to pick some more roses - lol!
P.S. Jamie from Cricket Bug Corner, just asked me if there is a tradition linked to throwing the peel over your left shoulder. Yes, there is, it is supposed to show you the initial of the man you are going to marry (too late for me, I have been married 34 years to the same man whose initial starts with J not V! lol!)