Happy new year to you! Santa delivered my wish list to my sons this year. I was delighted.
I received the cast iron skillet that I’ve wanted for more years than I can count. A Lodge pan made in Tennessee that’s pre-seasoned. Even so I seasoned it again, and I’ve used it often. The first thing I made in it was sausages with shallot and red wine gravy from Nigel Slater’s Eat cookery book.
Then Santa saw to it that I received some Falcon enamelware roasting and pie pans. The white sort with the dark blue rim. I love them. And they wash-up so nicely, too.
And then had some Christmas money, so when Sainsbury’s had a sale on their copper pots and pans, I couldn’t resist. Owning a few copper pans has always been a dream of mine, and now I have two small gorgeous pans that are a perfect size for two portions. I had to use some of my loyalty points for them, too. But a half-price sale is hard to resist!
And we had the traditional Christmas goodies. Peder brought me a huge bouquet of white flowers. Disappointingly, they didn’t last very long – just 10-days. Does anyone know of any tricks to extend the life of cut flowers?
We also had lots of sugar-free candy, plus some lovely Swiss and Italian chocolates. And oranges, which is always a tradition in our house … something about their colour also reminds me of Christmas gold.