This year we have decided to go really really easy on the presents and instead focus on yummy things to eat. Yesterday we finally came up with, well not a theme exactly, but a type (?) of food for our Christmas lunch. We're doing finger food! We'll be doing mini savoury muffins, empanadas (if I can find a good recipe), mini savory vege tarts, homemade crustini (with the sourdough baguettes), haloumi, and some chicken nuggets ah la Nigella. For sweet/desserts we'll have candycane biscuits, forgotten cookies, and hopefully some Christmas cupcakes that look like this, this, this, or this (or? perhaps and is more appropriate), and individual pavlovas. I'm semi-obsessed with cupcakes this weekend. I can't be bothered cooking (I know, that's a bit unlike me), I think because of the effort I've put in the last couple of weekends for the starter breads I've tried, and because my energy is being used elsewhere (if you could see the junk covering the floor and table in our dining room you'd see where), but I'm still reading and looking at pretty pictures and have added a few more food blogs/sites to my feeds. I've also realised I should be illustrating this blog, but I've been far too happy with my creations to remember to take photos. So I will add them as I remake things, and get my a- into g- to put the photos I do have up on here. But for now, enjoy the promise of pretty things for the future.