Over the weekend we had the pleasure of bringing a little christmas cheer into our home.
We listened to carols.
Put up our tree.
Strung beautiful, twinkling, white christmas lights.
And adorned the place with a collection of our favourite christmas decorations and ornaments.
Miss G. loved it.
Its was so special to watch her excitedly string decorations around the christmas tree for the very first time.
She did, however, manage to smash a few.
Nothing too important.
Just the ‘baby’s first christmas 2012′ bauble.
***insert sarcasm here***
My eye is still twitching.
Anywho, amongst the shards of broken christmas decorations, I made the executive decision to perch the tree, far out of reach of small clumsy hands, on top of the dining room table until Christmas day.
I love spending December revelling in all things festive, especially the food and I love to cook, bake, make, roll, baste, boil and caramelise my way through the silly season so with Grace tucked up into bed, I poured a glass of wine, pulled out my notepad and started planning my christmas cooking.
This year though I am putting a baby led weaning spin on all of my beloved christmas recipes and I’m so excited to share with you a collection of classic christmas recipes that are suitable for the entire family.
I have tweaked and reworked all of the recipes to not only be a joy to prepare, but simple to make, absolutely finger licking delicious and most importantly perfect baby led weaning meals, snacks and festive goodies!
First recipe off the rank are these gorgeous turkey, cranberry and sage sausage rolls.
Moist turkey mince spiked with cranberry, sage, spring onions, dijon mustard and garlic surrounded in a layer of gorgeously puffed golden pastry, these little babies are scrumptious.
I made a few shortcuts to the original recipe (like replacing onions with spring onions, thus eliminating the need to fry) so that they can be whipped up and in the oven in less than 10 minutes.
Once cooled, these little puffed golden parcels of turkey deliciousness make the perfect festive baby led weaning party snack. They are the perfect shape for little hands to grip easily and the soft texture makes them easy to devour. Miss G. enjoyed hers today, alongside a little fruit for lunch.
To create this lovely batch of festive turkey, cranberry and sage sausage rolls simply…