God Bless Us One and All

The Itchy Ankle  neighbors visited the Blarney abode last night, and of course rallied round for Christmas.  I have no stove at the moment, and so was channeling my inner Little Match Girl, contemplating a Christmas with only cold food. Peggoty made a quiche. Captain Kirk brought some home squeezed orange juice for festive Mimosas (something best enjoyed cold) and Ms Monroe turned up with piping hot crab dip and toasted bread. I had improvised a curry by making rice in the plug-in rice cooker and throwing a jar of Trader Joe masala simmer sauce over some already-cooked meatballs from Gretel’s grocery. I also added a can of chickpeas. I let it all sit for a bit and then heated it in the microwave. Sounds gross, but  it was actually surprisingly good. Perhaps I’ll never again go through the performance with mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks and toasted cumin…

Of course there was salad and cheese and other delights of the season. The triumph of the evening was Lady Di’s Adult Rice Krispie Treats which she cut to the size of petit fours. A delicious mix of salt, brown butter, marshmallow and snap, crackle and pop. Happy Christmas.

Find the recipe for Adult Rice Krispie Treats here. krispie treats

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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