Well I have sat through my very last Nativity…….and I feel like I have lost my womb. In fact as I left the school hall I practically heard it hit the icy playground floor with a dry thwack……..Perhaps they will let me plant a little tree there, to mark this pivotal barren moment. Any perennial would do. Maybe this is a custom we should all take up. I certainly feel like I need a ceremony of sorts. A gathering of my nearest and dearest to ring in life’s changes once more. At the very least there should be some nice sandwiches.
Having come a little late to motherhood I am now more than past my fertility sell by date. The only eggs left on the table would, I’m sure, require careful sifting and a liberal dusting of steroids, not to mention blind optimism…….I would have so loved to go on to have had more little blighters……..I’m going to miss the magic of it all…….I find Christmas is the parent equivalent of going on a bender. Endless binges of little people Christmas stuff and I have been a proverbial pig in poop…….. I can practically smell Santa’s old man halitosis, he feels so close in our house……. I shall do my best to bleed the little time I have left, absolutely and completely dry, much like my fallopian tubes…….now where did I put that Turkey Hat???
This recipe is for the best Xmas Stuffing I have ever eaten. It is full of flavours that just compliment each other brilliantly. I caramelise the onions in butter before adding to the rest of the Xmas stuffing ingredients. This is a big part of it’s success along with just the right amount of sage and some sweetness from the apple sauce. I could just eat the whole dish. It really is wonderful. A special Xmas Stuffing for a special Xmas Lunch. I make it ahead and freeze ready for the big day.
Here is another fab Xmas recipe – Danish Pastry Cinnamon Rolls.
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