Yes. I did it! I managed to survive Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations!
Don’t get me wrong I LUUUUUVE Christmas and the countdown for the new year but unfortunately this year my baby decided to get sick 3 days before Christmas ie 3 days before my inlaws arrived, basically when I was supposed to start getting organised and preparing everything. Feeling poorly, he was clearly in need of extra kisses and cuddles which he obviously got. Because of this all his germs were passed on me and I got the flu too. Nice. But…
I survived 10 days of festive celebrations that in the Italian culture mainly represent eating 24 hours. No, it’s not a joke in Italy during this time of the year, the table is always set as there is only a small gap of time in the day during which people don’t sit at the table eating. This also mean that I had to prepare 10 lunches and 10 dinners for 6+ people. Spot on.
Do you understand now why I feel pretty proud that I pulled it off?
The only thing I failed was finding the time to edit and to post a picture of my Christmas dessert table so if you are fed up with Christmas and everything about it, please look away because I decided to skip the editing bit and post these pictures now…
For the first time I made Panettone! And I made the citrus ice cream to go with it. Delizioso!
And I made this huge Red velvet cake covered with cream cheese frosting…
and these red velved cupcakes…
Some cranberry juice (just because I love paper straws!)
And these vanilla gingerbread cookies with raspberry jam
Mini holly gingerbread house
I made this Christmas wreath out of gingerbread biscuits and covered with icing sugar.
Snowy cake pops
My Holly cake pops
Done! Buon Anno a tutti!