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Friday, 26 December 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!

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Hope you all had a lovely day! Ours was brilliant, and the best thing? Everyone was well, not a cough or sniffle to be seen!

For the mince pies, I used a jar of the mincemeat that I had left over from last Christmas.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Sophie said...

They look gorgeous :). The Christmas tree looks perfect, what a fun treat! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Joyce said...

First time visiting your site. AND a perfect time- this looks heavenly!! I hope your holidays was a nice one.

Helene said...

Glad to hear it was a good Christmas and "yeah!" for no sickies!!
I am loving those perfect!

Snooky doodle said...

How cute ! i like how you decorated them :)

Abitofafoodie said...

Glad to hear you had a great Christmas! I love the use of the tree cutter on your mince pies. Best wishes for the New Year.

Anne said...

Merry Christmas, hope you had a good one x

sunita said...

What gorgeous mince pies you made, Nic.

Glad to know you had a wonderful Christmas :-)

Y said...

Those are so cute! I can never get enough of mince tarts :)

muralimanohar said...

No one has yet convinced me that mince pies are actually good for eating. Doesn't stop me from searching for one that IS, though..and I'd be willing to try that one. :p

Merry Christmas! :D

Raquel said...

Yummo! Glad that you had a great Christmas! Much love, Raquel XO

Megan said...

That is such a great picture!And a great little tart. Picture perfect!
Glad your Christmas was merry and bright. Happy New Year. :)

anudivya said...

Merry Christmas! And have a wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for the holidays and the new year to you too! :)

Eunice said...

Lovely!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS right back at you! :D

Jan said...

Glad to hear everyone was well and you all had a good Christmas Nic!

Trig said...

Merry Christmas, Nic, and a Happy New Year.

Our mince pies were a hit and miss affair, due to having been made by my dad. He over-filled them, stopping the flow of air and thus not cooking the bases properly. But all the other food was really great and there's a lot of weight to come off now!

Katie said...

Glad to hear you had such a good Christmas Nic. The mince pies look perfect and so festive.

grace said...

well, we certainly didn't have any snow on the ground here in va, so i suppose i'm content to settle for powdered sugar on cookies. :)
hope your holidays are going well!

Deeba PAB said...

Merry Christmas to you dear Nic. How marvellous that there wasn't a sniffle in sight...YAY!! The mince pies look gorgeous.*SIGH*...silly to ask for left-overs? Hope the new year is full of joy, warmth & hapinss for you & yours Nic. xoxoxo

LyB said...

So nice to know you had a fun Holiday! Those pies look fabulous, I love the photo, it's very Christmas-y. :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It has been a pleasure to get to know you over the past year or more Nic. I'm looking forward to all the exciting and innovative recipes coming from Cherrapeno's kitchen in 2009!!!!!

Marysol said...

Nic, I've never had mincemeat pie, and what a shame that is, as yours looks amazing.

Glad to know your Christmas was as brilliant as you are.

Anonymous said...

A very merry Christmas to you too. I'm glad to hear you had a lovely time. Here's to a food filled 2009!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Sounds like you had a good one!

Have a wonderful 2009, too!

Nic said...

Sophie - thank you, hope you did too!

Joyce - welcome and thanks so much for leaving a comment. Hope you had a nice one too!

Tartelette - thanks! Hope yours was sickness free too!

Snooky - thank you!

Antonia - best wishes to you and yours for the New Year!

Anne - thank you, you too!

Sunita - thanks! I'm so glad we found each other's blogs.

Y - thanks!

Muralimanohar - I know what you mean. I like them, but not as much as most other things!

Raquel - hope you enjoyed yours, your first one as a newlywed!

Megan - thank you so much!

Anudivya - and to you too!!

Hannah - Happy New Year!!!

Eunice - thank you!

Jan - hope to see you around a bit more when you have finished filming!

Trig - thank you!
Aw, bless him, at least he made the effort. I'll be joining you on the New Year diet!!!

Katie - thanks so much!

Deeba - I know, nothing worse than someone off colour! Wishing you all the best too!

LyB - aw, thank you. And I am looking forward to seeing yours too!

Marysol - thank you, that's so sweet of you.
I hope you get the chance to try one.

Helen - you too! Bring on 2009!

aforkfulofspaghetti - hi there! Wishing you a wonderful one too!

Anonymous said...

the little trees are so cute! Mine had very un origional stars on them!

Jeanne said...

What glorious little mince pies - so pretty! Next year I really have to make some - didn't do any thios year :( And I have to pretty mine up a bit methinks!

Anonymous said...

What is vegetable suet?

Nic said...

Anon - vegetable suet is made from fat such as palm oil combined with rice flour. It resembles shredded beef suet, and is used as a vegetarian substitute in recipes, but with slightly different results from animal suet.

Suet is traditionally used in mince meat recipes.

More info on suet here