Tuesday 23 December 2014

A Christmas Treat. Or Two

SO it’s Christmas and the Quality Streets are plentiful.  As is the turkey.  The wine.  The glazed ham.  Or is that just you?

Sometimes you need a little something extra, something different during this time of year and I have just the thing for you.

Well, two things actually.

And they’re not really my things.  They are recipes from two of my sisters.  I admit I have yet to try the nachos but every time I look at the ingredients, I can taste them.

So here we go if you want to make your own mulled wine and nachos for a Christmas treat.

Gina’s Mulled Wine
One bottle of red wine.
A litre of cranberry juice.
Zest of 1 orange and 1 lime.
A cinnamon stick.
A teaspoon of sugar.
2 cloves.
Warm it gently (don’t boil!) in a saucepan, serve and enjoy!

Leanne’s (Christmas) Nachos with salsa and yokky-moley (guacamole)
Cherry tomatoes quartered
Jalapenos chopped
Red onion chopped
Coriander you guessed it – chopped
Salt and pepper
You know what to do with this.  Pop it all into a bowl.

3 avocados mashed
Red onion
Juice of half lime
Couple drops of Tabasco
Salt and pepper
As with the salsa, place in a bowl. 


The chips must be the blue Dorito’s.  Or so I’ve been told.  Layer these in a baking tray with some salsa and grated cheese on top.  Three layers is recommended.  Put in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.    Place more salsa on top, add guacamole and more cheese (if you want) and enjoy!

 I suppose you could do a lot worse than enjoy with a bottle of beer.

Just sayin’.

pic credit:  Leanne

1 comment:

  1. nice. thank you for sharing the receipt. Hoping you had a great Christmas with these.