It's Christmas Eve and the house is filled with the delicious aroma of pork roasting in the oven. We always eat the same meal on Christmas Eve - roast pork, sauerkraut and potato dumplings, as that was what Mr JK ate with his family as they celebrated together. It's nice to be able to keep this German family tradition going. My aim will be to try and only eat one piece of crackling!! I do love it but it's terribly bad for you!
I made a couple of jars of lemon curd yesterday - one for us and one as a gift. I used Delia's recipe, it's nice and simple and quick to make. Perhaps I shall taste it later this afternoon with a hot buttered crumpet. Now there's a good idea!
I received a lovely package from Marianne yesterday. We did a fun Christmas ornament swap, and I was lucky enough to receive a painted wooden decoration and some dark chocolate candied orange slices (from Marianne's recent trip to Bruges) and the most delightful crocheted tape measure. I cannot tell you how much I love it! (Unfortunately Miss Flo has taken a fancy to it, but more of that in a minute!) Here, see for yourself! (I love the gold spotty tissue paper too, don't you?!)
Mr JK and I were out last night, and when we returned home, we were met with a variety of knitted items strewn about the living room. Flo had obviously been bored and decided to go for a rummage in my knitting bags. Not only did she drag my little baby sock across the room, but she also ferreted deeper and dug out a finished sock that I have been test knitting!! To cap it all, she had been in the study and stolen my tape measure from my desk! Naughty cat!
Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by your loved ones. Don't forget to leave something out for Santa tonight. I think he's going to be getting a slice of stollen from us, not too sure about the drink yet!! See you later in the week. xxx