It's only a little tree but I think it's super cute and it definitely brightens up that corner of our living room at uni! I have been finding it more difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year but Danni's recent posts have helped as has the frost. We seem to be one of the few areas that haven't had snow but I for one am quite glad! Although I am a warm person, I don't like ice and the majority of my clothes and shoes are completely impractical!
One thing I do like with the cold weather though is the snuggling up in front of the telly with something to warm you up. In the past week I have had risotto, steak, meatballs and best of all stewed plums! I took these photos last year around the same sort of time but I never used them but I have made stewed plums twice in the past week or so so thought I would share it with you guys. These plums are perfect for warming your cockles on a cold day and are very easy to do:
* Stewed plums:
- Disaronno Amaretto
Take the plums and cut them in half, removing the stones.
Place in a saucepan and add sugar to taste.
Add water and Amaretto *WARNING* This is not all Amaretto before you think I am some kind of alcoholic ;)
Bring to a running boil until the plums are cooked through. Then serve in a big bowl or cup and drink/ eat up!
I'm pretty sure this counts as one of your five a day and or course you can stew pretty much any fruit but plums are one of my favourite, especially in the winter :) Stewed fruit always reminds me of my childhood and if I was going to go with that nostalgic feeling, I'd make a big bowl of custard to go with it! Now that's a thought... ! Luckily my brother bought me some Amaretto for my birthday so I have enough to sustain me over Christmas ;)
Do certain foods remind you of your childhood? How many of you have your Christmas tree up?