CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 19th- 25th December 2021…

My Culinary A-Z is nearing the end of the alphabet…which means the last one of that
series will now be after Christmas…Christmas Music featuring more
versions of “Silent  Night” plus Christmas recipes and trivia…

Welcome to my weekly roundup...This week last week has warmed up a little…the nights are still a tad cold but it’s nice to be able to sleep without a fan…

What is in store for you then this week if you are catching up… some more versions of “Silent Night”…Christmas Recipes,

In the run-up to Christmas and on busy days it’s nice to have some one-pot dinners which can cook themselves in the oven or on the stovetop and a warming cup of hot chocolate always goes down well on a cold day …Enjoy!

Christmas Recipes…Winter Warmers…

Silent Night is one of my favourite Christmas Carol’s and when they are sung Acapella then it takes the Carol to another level…I hope you enjoy!

CarolCooks2…Silent Night continued with 5 of my favourite versions…Acapello…

Last Minute Pickles and Dill Pickle Bread.

We love pickles and generally, I always use vinegar but I am researching Lacto fermentation…A friend of mine sent me a lovely red cabbage recipe …Christmas Sauerkraut ..too late for this year but it looks and sounds amazing so I am going to have a go after Christmas as we love sauerkraut and I already pickle using salt when I do Thai Pak Dong which is a fermented cabbage…looking forward to how this turns out as I love red cabbage anyway…

These pickles are last-minute pickles and very nice

Last minute Pickles…Time to pickle…Cucumbers, Rosella Relish…Dill Pickle Bread…

It has been a pleasure for me to work with Sally and she is a dear friend…I love the world of blogging as I have met people from around the world whom I never would have met and many of whom I class as friends now and although virtual friends they are just dear…

On that note, it is always friends who love to revisit your loveliest and classiest moments in life and love reminding the world of them…although this one still makes me smile…Thank you, Sally…Hugs and Merry Christmas xx

Of course, if you want to know more… you will have to head over to Sally’s #recommended read where you can read all about her other special guests…xxx

Smorgasbord Christmas Celebrations Rewind – The Twelfth Day of Christmas with guests Paul Andruss, Olga Nunez Miret and Carol Taylor, Roscón, music and gratitude.


Gravy no dinner is complete without gravy…Gravy is also a contentious issue some like it thin some like it thicker and some like it so you can stand a spoon up in it…me… I like it so it lightly coats the back of the spoon not too thin and definitely not too thick…

All the Christmas magazines have some lovely gravies and most have to be made in advance although they can be frozen and that saves time on Christmas day or whenever you eat your festive meal…

But a quick gravy made from the drippings of the roasting pan can often not be beaten… it’s just as delicious as all these fancy twice sieved gravies…

CarolCooks2…Today in my kitchen…Christmas Gravy…

As Saturday Snippets fell on Christmas Day it seemed fortuitous to have “Christmas” as my one-word prompt…I hope you enjoy!

Saturday Snippets…Dec 25th 2021…Christmas!

Thank you to those who have joined me for my weekly roundup I also understand that many of you are having a break and I do hope you enjoy that break…I hope you enjoyed your Christmas day although it may have been different once again we will certainly remember the last couple of Christmases, won’t we?… But wherever you are enjoy and stay safe…Much Love …Carol xx




20 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 19th- 25th December 2021…

  1. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

    Hi Carol! Nice to meet you again!. 😉 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration, even though the temperatures on your site would be more usual for an Easter brunch. Lol Thanks for reminding me especially on the last-minute-pickles. Pickles are always the best, helping to get up again after long nights and high volumed spiritual sessions. 😉 Best wishes, and have a nice arrival in 2022! 🙂 Michael

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Hi Michael.. Lovely to see you here.. Yes Christmas with sun shining is not quite the same but we are used to that now… Lol… Long nights with the spirits… wink, wink… sounds most enjoyable.. Cheers as we would say.. Or bottoms up.. as we raise our glass… Happy New Year, Michael I hope its a good one… 😀 xx

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      1. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

        I was just kidding, Carol! Sometimes a little bit higher temperature (even though in Winter) would also be very nice for this area. However, we have to deal with this, and so it will be also in future. Have a Happy New Year with you and yours too, Carol! It can only be a better new year. xx Michael

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  3. acflory

    Your thoughts on gravy made me stop and think. I don’t make gravy per se, but many of my favourite recipes make use of pan juices. In fact, I made pork fillet with mushrooms, Dijon mustard and sour cream for Christmas Day dinner. It’s French style and there’s never a lot of sauce, but it’s delicious served with plain, steamed rice so…I guess we do do gravy after all. 🙂
    Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.
    Meeks and the Offspring

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