How can a mum have fun in the festive season when the kids are a bit past opening the ‘windows’ on an Advent calendar? Since I (really) like cooking and the men of the house like eating, back in 2012 we put it together for a novel approach – a kind of ‘surprise ingredient’ cooking challenge, with a new item to use on each day leading up to Christmas!
We just happen to do the Christmas thing, but we are all happy to celebrate anything – at different times in my very chequered career as a cook, we’ve put on the festive look for Samhain, Golden Week, Day of the Dead, Rosh Hashanah, Chinese/Lunar New Year – heck, I’ve made a Pokemon birthday cake look edible : ) (and the little boys hoovered it up, so I guess it was!) So if you want ideas for another occasion, I have probably gone there at some time or another – let me know and I’ll check through the mental archives for ideas to share.
So for the Advent-ure 2017, I am reprising the 2012 season to share the recipes and revisit the fun, in whatever order takes my taste buds’ fancy each day! So here goes: