That does sound fun. Maybe the solution for leftovers is either to abandon all guilt, or to invite friends round the next day for coffee and leftovers! Leftovers gatherings could become a new annual tradition...
Too late - I spent the evening with my feet up and scoffed the lot!
Excellent! Solution no.1 it is then!
interesting...what books did you discuss?
We eadh chose a short reading, without discussion really. Grayling. T S Eliot. Robert Burns, Liz Lochead and some creative people wrote a piece themselves,
Almond paste stuffed dates and lemon cheese are the two favourite traditions I’ve brought with me through the ages for Christmas treats.
Most people have never met the stuffed dates before but they surpass nearly everything else in my opinion.
I'm not sure about book groups. Everyone I know that belongs to one seems to spend most of their days trying to read the book of the month before the next meeting but your lunch sounds fun.
I once had a Frec=nch penfriend who sent me marzipan stuffed dates from Algeria. Delicious. I will write a little more about the book group - they are great fun!
I have to know - are those dates stuffed with a whole almond or almond paste? I need some leftovers either way.
Alnond paste Lucille. They look even better dusted with icing sugar but I forgot!
I, too, would like to know what books were read and discussed. Always looking for solstice books.
See above - though they were just loosely themed around solstice - will post a little more about book group soon Laurel.
Being on a diet for very long now the only thing I crave for in your photographs are the napkins. The glasses are lovely too by the way.
I've collected some nice Christmas things over the years and enjoy getting them out and using them, The napkins came from a National Trust shop and the glasses from Laura Ashley sale. I don't usually go for such decorative things - except at Christmas!
Since we are discussing dates, i will suggest another version. Dates stuffed with a blob of blue cheese of some kind, and then decked with a toasted pecan. And now try and hold me back!
Sounds a good combination. I have some dates left and will try this Julia.
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