A goose for Christmas
Christmas is sneaking up on me this year. I was shocked when I looked at the calendar and realised that it was the 20th of December. I had to get myself in gear this week. Today I made fruitcake. I know it would be better to make it early but I really don’t know what happened to the time. I had trouble this year finding the candied fruit. The two stores that had it last year didn’t have it this year. Fortunately a new store opened up in Chridum stocked with candied fruit. I made a white fruitcake this year. It is a new recipe.
Yesterday I spent the day shopping. Mostly for food. Everything closes for four days at Christmas. You have to stock up with all your Christmas specialities before Friday. I’m going to cook a goose for Christmas dinner this year. My son and Giulio don’t like turkey. I don’t know if they will eat goose either but it’s worth a try. Tomorrow I am going with Zdene to buy some rabbits in the morning. She knows of a farmer who dresses them out per order. They will be fresh. I have developed a liking for rabbit baked on a bed of sour kraut with potato dumplings. In the afternoon I’m going to make pumpkin pies and cookies. This is certainly a busy time of year.