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Old 19 Dec 20, 05:13 PM  
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Christmas Food and Cocktail Report

Is anyone missing the food trip reports? I know I am, especially the Christmas ones there are usually a few to look forward to.

Well this got me thinking. I've been a very poor dibber recently and far too busy to browse the site let alone read posts or comment on them. Now I'm off for Christmas and I'm pretending Boris didn't drop a bombshell in our laps right at the end of term as all I want to do now is while away a few hours reading threads on here, pretending the World outside isn't really there .

After I've done that, which I'm sure you will agree is a very good use of my time, I want to spend a good long time looking up recipes for tasty food and drinks. Then I want to spend a good deal of time making some tasty treats and then I want to share the photos of what I make. Maybe that will inspire some of you to share your tasty treats as I'm looking for inspiration.

I'll start off with peppermint bark. This was really yummy, it lasted at least 2 hours! We ate it while watching Guardians of the galaxy vol 2 last night. It's all gone now so I will need to get going on some other treats.



It went really well with some Fizz. but then everything goes well with some Fizz.





This afternoon I'm making Mary Barry's white chocolate and ginger cheesecake, as we have to have cheesecake at Christmas. To go with it we will have a Pomegranate Spritzer. This is a cocktail I made last Christmas for a party and it went down well. This year it will just be two of us drinking it, but still it's worth the effort.

Hopefully some of you will share your creations, or at least enjoy a version of a food report

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Old 19 Dec 20, 07:19 PM  
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Originally Posted by Goldia View Post
Is anyone missing the food trip reports? I know I am, especially the Christmas ones there are usually a few to look forward to.

Well this got me thinking. I've been a very poor dibber recently and far too busy to browse the site let alone read posts or comment on them. Now I'm off for Christmas and I'm pretending Boris didn't drop a bombshell in our laps right at the end of term as all I want to do now is while away a few hours reading threads on here, pretending the World outside isn't really there .

After I've done that, which I'm sure you will agree is a very good use of my time, I want to spend a good long time looking up recipes for tasty food and drinks. Then I want to spend a good deal of time making some tasty treats and then I want to share the photos of what I make. Maybe that will inspire some of you to share your tasty treats as I'm looking for inspiration.

I'll start off with peppermint bark. This was really yummy, it lasted at least 2 hours! We ate it while watching Guardians of the galaxy vol 2 last night. It's all gone now so I will need to get going on some other treats.



It went really well with some Fizz. but then everything goes well with some Fizz.





This afternoon I'm making Mary Barry's white chocolate and ginger cheesecake, as we have to have cheesecake at Christmas. To go with it we will have a Pomegranate Spritzer. This is a cocktail I made last Christmas for a party and it went down well. This year it will just be two of us drinking it, but still it's worth the effort.

Hopefully some of you will share your creations, or at least enjoy a version of a food report

Abby that chocolate bark looks delicious and you are totally right, fizz goes with everything

Iím looking forward to seeing pics of your delicious sounding cheesecake too! It was Adamís birthday last week so I made a no bake ginger nut slice. It was soo good and very zingy.



Good to see you back.
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Old 19 Dec 20, 07:45 PM  
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Yay Michelle, that looks great. You're gonna love the Pomegranate Spritzer we are having tonight.

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My favourite part of The Dibb are the trip reports and the food ones. Iím really missing them.
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I'm going to do my best to keep this a live food report, something I never achieved with any of my previous trip reports but given we are in Kent so right in the thick of tier 4 there's no going out so it makes my plan of making food and cocktails, eating food and cocktails and sharing it with you easy to achieve

The day started with coffee and not just any old coffee but lovely Joffreys coffee.

I would have loved it to have been one of these Joffreys coffees, not quite this, but it was good.



Back in August I spotted a thread about Joffreys offering discounts and free international delivery. Well I didn't have to be told twice.



It was so good that we are on our second order now



I don't think we will be able to go back to our normal coffee. This is really a treat and a great way to start the day.





It does taste of Florida.
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Old 19 Dec 20, 08:27 PM  
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My favourite part of The Dibb are the trip reports and the food ones. Iím really missing them.
I can't promise this will be quite the same as the Florida reports, but we had Chicken Parmigiana this evening and that is a Florida favourite for me so there will be some throwback. Plus I'm terribly sentimental at the best of times and love looking through my old photos so likely I will post a few Florida food photos for the memories.
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Chicken Parmigiana

I had this in Tony's Town square on our first day in MK on our 2019 trip, which was when my parents came with us. I had the trio which was chicken Alfredo, meatball and chicken parm.



Kate helped make the meal this evening.







It's pretty easy. Bash your chicken out. Dip in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs and parmesan. Grill for 5 mins each side. I then put the dish in the oven as I worry the Chicken won't be cooked through. Meanwhile cook garlic, passata, seasoning, sugar and oregano. Boil your pasta. When the pasta is nearly ready add the sauce to the Chicken pan, then put slices of mozzarella and grated parmesan on top of the Chicken and grill.

We all agreed this is a firm favourite.
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Pomegranate Spritzer

And we're back on the Fizz tonight. But this time Christmassy Fizz. Earlier this afternoon I sent DH out in the garden for a couple of sprigs of rosemary, these get added to litre of pomegranate juice which is boiled until reduced by half. Cool the juice mixture and serve with your choice of cava, Prosecco or champagne.



Happy Christmas

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Originally Posted by Goldia View Post
Pomegranate Spritzer

And we're back on the Fizz tonight. But this time Christmassy Fizz. Earlier this afternoon I sent DH out in the garden for a couple of sprigs of rosemary, these get added to litre of pomegranate juice which is boiled until reduced by half. Cool the juice mixture and serve with your choice of cava, Prosecco or champagne.



Happy Christmas

Looks and sounds delicious Abby. I love that it coordinates with your Disney Tree!
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Abby, itís so lovely to see you back! I was only thinking of you the other day as I hadnít seen you post in ages.
I can imagine work has been hellish for you, how nice that you have a decent chunk of time to eat and drink! That is exactly how Iím going to survive this Christmas 😂

The peppermint bark looks divine, I think Iíll take a shot at doing some too. I take itís easy to make?

I love the look of the Chicken Parmigiana, I was slightly put off ever making it as the one I had in Mama Melroseís smelt like feet (sorry!) it had so much parmesan on it I couldnít eat it! Do you think I could just skip that part as Iím not a huge fan of strong cheese?

I will certainly be trying out that Pomegranate fizz cocktail though, thatís right up my street! Can you get pomegranate juice easily? Iíve never seen it in the supermarkets but I suppose Iíve never actually looked before
I ordered a cocktail shaker off of Amazon and just had an email to say itís being delivered today, you know how my day is going donít you 😂. I canít believe I havenít had one before, this will be a game changer for my Cosmoís now!

My offering of Christmas food is mince pies I made yesterday. I donít even like them but itís a tradition I make them every year!



Next on the list is millionaires shortbread, Símores cookies, Snickerdoodles and a Rocky Road cheesecake pudding
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