Friday, 18 December 2009

Boxing Day trifle.

Every year at Christmas, Grandma and I used to make a trifle. I still have the same huge bowl with white and orange floral print that we used, but as there are only four of us a giant trifle is sadly not required. I think I'll make mini trifles for Boxing Day in vintage champagne glasses, perhaps piña colada trifles as inspired by The Modern Pantry. With pineapple, Mum's plum jam, coconut rum and a super-snowy dusting of coconut.

Grandma also used to try to make us start Christmas dinner with half a grapefruit with a cherry on top. Who wants to eat that when there are roast potatoes and parsnips afoot? But I might reclaim the tradition in her honour.

I am so excited! Christmas dinner is definitely my favourite meal of the year. Which traditions will you be following in the kitchen this year?

[Picture of Lobster & Seashorses Grandma's trifle borrowed with thanks.] 

7 comments:

  1. Pineapple, coconut and rum. And bananas and you've got my food nightmare. This year we are starting traditions, kicking off with kedgeree xmas morn.

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  2. christmas is the one day of the year i forget that i'm vegetarian and eat my mom's yorkshire pudding with wild abandon (but not the roast that goes with it!). can't wait!!!

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  3. "as there are only four of us a giant trifle is sadly not required."


    Are you sure about that? Some us can eat giant trifles completely unassisted and fully intend to do so.

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  4. It's actually the size of the fridge that's stopping me, now I think about it. I could totally beat you in a trifle eating competitions, GSE. I am confident of that.

    You and your tropical fruit phobia, Liz. Bleedin' love a bit of kedgeree, tho. I got some pollock from Abel and Cole this week. A fine bit of fish, it'd be lovely in a kedgeree. (You'd constructed about ten double entendres based on the word 'pollock' by the time you'd finished reading that sentence, hadn't you?)

    Rebekah - being a child of Yorkshire, I love a Yorkshire pud. Have you tried them for pudding with ice-cream and treacle? Hmmmmmm...

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  5. I lvoe the Modern Pantry!!! That looks divine! I think we'll make Christmas cookies per usual...never tire of them! x LZ

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  6. That trifle looks super-fine! It's so cold right now that you don't even need a fridge - just stick it outside the back door and you'll be sorted.

    Every Christmas I prepare that most traditional of festive repasts - lobster thermidor. There's nothing like kicking off the festive season with a round of Traditional Christmas Lobster (or TCL, as it's affectionately referred to chez nous). It's very easy to make, and if you do it properly everyone ends up coated in a thin film of lobster by the end of the meal, which is nice.

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  7. You're a bloody genius Alice. I might stick some of the Christmas bottles outside, bcs we've run out of space in the kitchen!

    A huge trifle would also look very cute on the wall outside. Think I might need to do it.

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