Monday, 28 December 2009

Ha!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M BACK!!!! I've missed you all so much, you my little blog, you my dear dear readers, and your lovely blogs that I've missed oh so very much!!!! I've meant to sneek back, write a little post, but things just got in the way. You may have guessed, but my mother made it over here in the end, and only one day late too. She arrived Wednesday morning rather unexpectedly!! I was expecting her later on in the day, so things were a little rushed and I just haven't been able to come back here while she's been around. We had a great time though, and she sadly left this afternoon, so I now have a little time to come here and say hello! I've missed you all so much!!! I hope you've all had a great time. I'm sure everyone's been terribly busy too, but I feel like I've got so much reading to do, I feel like I've missed out in a way!! Anyway, here's a little photo summary of what I've been up to during the past week...

Icing my very much loved Christmas cake...



Enjoying some shop bought goodies from a newly opened sweet shop....



Making some chocolate and sour cherry biscotti...



Making some chocolate and orange cookies for hampers...



Preparing the afore mentionned hampers...



Cooking Christmas eve dinner (absolutely amazing fillet steak in pastry - I could NEVER be a vegetarian!)...



Enjoying the christmassy feel of the house...



Cooking Christmas turkey - a beast if I may say so! (please don't laugh at my non-existent carving skills!)...



And its accompaniement: a decidedly un-English Christmas gratin of potato, parsnip and mushroom...


I'm so glad to be back, I hope to talk to you all very soon!!!! xxxx

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

How great that you were able to spend some time with your mom. Everything looks fantastic, well done!

The Garden Bell said...

So I'm really, really hungry all of a sudden. What a delish holiday you had

Anonymous said...

glad you could get together over christmas, spending time with those you love is so important!
loving the cake! it looks like it has been pelted by snowballs, that is a nice touch.
am missing my blog reading too and cant wait to see what eveyone is going to get up to in the new year. happy new year to you and yours, em.

Felix said...

Wow your Xmas baking and hamper-making skills are Inspirational! What lovely little bundles of treats you have made for everyone, and what fine feasting! Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year xxx

Lizzy said...

Glad you are back!! Have missed seeing what you have been doing. x

Ali said...

So glad she made it and that you had fun! I wouldn't be a vegetarian either - especially at Christmas!

Rowan said...

Please can you give me the recipe for the fillet steak in pastry? It looks amazing and my entire family would love it! The gratin sounds wonderul too - do you have the recipe for that?

Petit Filoux said...

Thanks for all your lovely messages!!!

Rowan, the recipes for both the fillet steak in pastry and the grating I found in the Sainsbury's magazine for December. I can't find them on their website just now, but will have a better look some other time, I'm getting ready to go into London now, sorry!!! The fillet steak recipe was a Delia one actually, so you might be able to find that on the BBC website. x

Diane said...

I just knew your mum would make it!! Glad things worked out. Great looking food!!! Heres wishing you a happy 2010. xxx

PinkCat said...

Looks like everything worked out in the end! I'm so pleased for you. Very yummy looking food - my mouth is watering! Your cake looks very pretty. I wish I was more daring to do something else but snow icing. xxx