CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…20th December-26th December…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Christmas…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week… Well, it’s over bar the shouting as they say…and now we have the leftovers… if you want some respite from the repeats on TV and you want some reality whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine, a sausage roll, mince pie, chocolate or a turkey sandwich…take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X…

The first post out of the blocks was my last Mistletoe and Wine for this year…Mistletoe and Wine…No sugar quick-pickled Onions, ham with crackling and a Kamikaze Cocktail…

Ham- crackling-home cooked-sliced-platter

Home-cooked ham and crackling

This post contains recipes for Christmas or New Year ham which I love and pickled onions…Plus Ronan Keating who does have a lovely smile doesn’t he …x

Then came my Culinary Alphabet with a little twist …this time one of them was (cinnamoN)…

I  left some of the easy ones, like Salmon and Lemon for Pete who sometimes is a little minx… he sort of mentioned that he was thinking about palindromes…words which say the same frontwards and backwards example Naan Bread or Minim which is a measurement used to describe a single drop of liquid…I think I will pass on that one …DOES anyone want to take up that mantle?

I started with

Bambangan: A fruit found only in Borneo….

It was then Christmas Eve…where does the time go …like many after this year I think we are all running towards 2021…



With the Grinch in hot pursuit…

Christmas Day…came and went like any other day…I ate too much and indulged in Turkish delight and chocolate…as I type it is 10.28 am…a sunny day and my bread is proving …I have drunk my green tea and I am still full up…I keep eying the mince pies and sausage rolls every time I pop into the kitchen to give my bread another knead…but I am still full from yesterday…maybe I should go for a walk?

I haven’t yet checked the state of lay here or elsewhere the world but I am fearful again about this Covid…sorry to be gloomy but it scares me once again all the positive tests even here we have testing stations set up already and our provinces have been colour-coded…

Boxing Day...Football and Bubble and Squeak…I purposely didn’t mention the sales…I d hope any sale shopping will be done online…


London is famous for its Boxing Day sales…The queues stretch for miles and people start queuing on Christmas Day…Yes, they do…Many people buy their Christmas presents for next year…It is mayhem and you certainly do need nerves of steel to get what you want…

This is NOT this year … An older video just to give you a perspective of how it WAS on Boxing Day in the UK…

That’s all for this weeks roundup…I hope you have enjoyed a safe Chrismas Season wherever you are…Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, as always I look forward to your comments… you know I love to chat!

23 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…20th December-26th December…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Christmas…

  1. johnrieber

    Terrific roundup Carol…I made the Christmas Cake recipe you posted…delicious albeit 3-4 minutes in the oven too long…oh well, flavor covered for the slightly darker exterior than I like!

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  2. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen

    What a week, again! Thank you for the redcap Carol! Since it was just my husband and I for the holiday we splurged on two nice big Maine lobsters. They were big, and I had some of the beautiful meat left over. So I boiled up the shells and made a lobster stock. On Boxing Day, I created a little lobster bisque which we had for lunch, but I made enough to box up a couple of servings and left them on my sister’s porch! It sort of made me laugh that I was truly participating in Boxing Day at its best!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are welcome, Dorothy and how lovely..I love lobster meat not something we get often and certainly not as lovely and big as your Maine Lobsters which sound awesome…I love a bisque I always save prawn heads and make nice stock to flavour my paella when I make it….Lucky sister what a treat for her and yes you fulfilled the Boxing Day tradition…Smile…xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know the feeling, Cindy …I woke up feeling full …New Year new beginnings a rerun and update of my diet posts to enthuse me methinks…Happy New Year , Cindy x


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I hope not, Pete but the signs don’t look good we are seeing increased numbers among migrant workers and there is talk of a national lockdown (again) if people don’t comply with restrictions that have been put in place We shall see…I hope you are staying safe and well 🙂 x

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