‘Twas three weeks before Christmas, and in the Napoli house,
the KitchenAid was stirring, much faster than a mouse.
Pretty boxes were laid with paper doillies with care,
Wouldn’t St Nicholas have a feast if he arrived there.
I think St Nicholas would be pretty delighted if he stumbled into my kitchen in the midst of my frenzy of Christmas sweet making in my kitchen. At this time of year, I love to make biscuits and sweets to give to friends, the boys’ school teachers, work colleagues, and clients. It is even more fun hand delivering them.
This weekend’s haul included crostoli, recipe here
Some moreish little whiskey biscuits, recipe here
Almond bread, which turned out particularly fantastic, I had to put it quickly in boxes before I ate it all, recipe here
And some pistachio biscotti, recipe here.
After that I needed to sit down for a bit.
Fortunately, with all the eggs I needed, our chooks have been going great guns, each of them laying every single day for the last ten days or so. One of the girls (my bet is on Lily), has been laying some whopper eggs. We were pretty impressed with this 88 grammer a week ago
But then, last Friday morning out of the nesting box came this one, 105 grams! I liken this to giving birth to a 14 pound baby, and I’m surprised whoever laid it didn’t sit down for a week to recover. But no, she laid the next day too.
Here is the Monster Egg as we called it pictured next to a 70 gram egg, which is considered “extra large” in the supermarket. It is exactly fifty percent more in weight. And here it is in my hand, to give you a feel. I’m hoping this means the girls are happy!
I hope you are having a lovely December in your corner of the world. Have a peak at other kitchens in the In My Kitchen series, hosted by Lovely Liz at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things.
Buon Natale from the Napoli Household.