kate5kiwis: On the Twenty Third Day of Christmas


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On the Twenty Third Day of Christmas

today we made mince pies
or as i prefer to call them
*Christmas Fruit Mince Tartes*
(otherwise i get maketu pie visions)
qu'est-ce que c'est cette vision?
(guess the movie line - my fave Rupert Everett says it)

we used my mum's secret fruit mince recipe
(which i *would* post here,
'cept it's in an unfindable place on my bench -
i've even offered a reward for it -
it's as yet unfound)

and *bought* pasty EGADS!
cos i am not a pastry chef.
i know someone who is though -
these little cutesy pies tartes are so easy peasy -
it's just like playing with playdoh -
ya circle it
ya squish it
ya fill it
ya prick it
ya bake it
ya sprinkle it
they're *so* teeny tiny,
that the goodness from the *fruit* mince
CANCELS OUT any calories from the pastry

actually, seriously talking skiting about GUILT FREE now -
i've spent the last month sloggin' it out
on the machines at the gym
and trading in minutes/calories burned
towards food items -
so this is what i can eat
GUILT FREE on Christmas day lol
(under all that food is
a big fat Christmas Tree)

that's one turkey dinner,
5 glasses of vino,
2 muffins and 2 coffees,
64 strawberries and 2 candy canes

so i think that'll be a very
Hippie Happy Christmas.
(as long as i don't eat all the pies tartes)


Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

What the hang...it's Christmas after all!! The girls at my gym say eat what you like for Christmas. It won't reck the hard work you've done...the afterburn of the ole muscles will deal with it.... hehe.
Your mince tartlets look fab..I've been so slack, haven't made ANYTHING christmasey this year.

Thanks for your lovely family update!!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

i like how they look easy
enjoy tomorrow :)


6:20 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

If buying pastry is good enough for Nigella Lawson it's good enough for anybody... any chance you could fill some of those pastries with chocolate for us non mince pie loving Katie fans?

8:25 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

i *loved* feeding my tiny babies at christmas time - so jealous of you right now!
sending love, joy and peace from us to the setius - let's all hang out these hols, k? X

i know i say this about EVERYTHING, but these are super-delish!! i've had four already! happy christmas to beautiful you and beautiful yours, jen X

if nigella can do Little Chocolate Christmas Pies, then katie can surely do Little Chocolate Christmas Pies!!!
i'll be very surprised if any make their way to the mail box though!!!!
a very happy and magically snowy christmas to you and the family, steve! X

10:57 PM  

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