Christmas Treats

One of my favourite things about the Christmas season is definitely the food. We all just pig out throughout the Christmas week because we "know" we're going to become super healthy and fit on the 1st of January. Every single year we buy so much food at Christmas, thinking that we will wake up on Christmas morning and eat Christmas inspired breakfasts and that our guests are going to want to eat ten different desserts after they've just eaten their own body-weight in Turkey, Roast Potatoes and of course, pigs in blankets, when in reality we wake up Christmas day and by the time we've opened our presents we go straight into preparing the Christmas dinner that there simply is no time to eat Christmas tree crumpets or brioche and after we have our Christmas dinner nobody has room in their belly to eat any of the many Christmas desserts we buy.

So the days between Christmas and New Year, what have we been doing? Eating a lot of left over food! A few days before Christmas day, I raided Aldi* of all it's Christmas treats and since then I have been able to consume quite a lot of it. 

The Christmas Tree brioche has got to be one of my favourites - a brioche in the shape of a Christmas tree, tasty, easy to eat and covered in tiny sugar cubes. I did have this on display all day on Christmas day (great hospitality skills, I know!) but nobody seemed to have room in their bellies to eat it so it was enjoyed with a few cups of tea a few days later. As a Boxing Day late lunch I demolished a pack of Spanish/Italian meats - I can't go a Christmas without a Prosciutto/Salami/Chorizo feast so this was of course very much enjoyed with a few slices of Tiger Bread and LOTS of butter. 

As a blogger I feel like everyone should want to eat Macaroons. Well, much to your surprise I had never tasted any. Mostly because they are usually very expensive, or the ones that are usually cheap are just...naff. When I saw some frozen ones in Aldi for just under £3 I jumped with joy...they weren't just rubbish flavours either, there was a mixture of Chocolate, Buttercream and Raspberry. Happy days. I nearly welped when my niece had two, I don't think she realised how much of a treat Macaroons really are! 

If you're a crumpet fan then you would love their Christmas tree crumpets. Topped off with some marmalade, it makes the perfect change to have that as your breakfast than a bacon butty! 

After many days of pigging out it is safe to say I am looking forward to attempting to become healthier in the New Year!

lots of love

Jennie x 

*Aldi kindly worked with me on this post but as always all views and opinions are my own and always 100% honest! 


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