Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A List Of Goodies

The English Christmas goodies have started to arrive.
I shall have to hide them, from myself.
Years ago,  it was almost impossible to find English Christmas foods in the U.S. but nowadays with the click of a mouse, or a stroll to the import aisle at Publix, they are easily found.
It surely makes those memories of Christmas in England around the table, feel so much closer.
 
 



 



Happy, happy Christmas,
that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days;
that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth;
that can transport the sailor and the traveller,
thousands of miles away,
back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
 

16 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

What a delightful post!Love your teaset,awesome.Merry Christmas!

local alien said...

Oh yes I totally understand. Quality street, now that's something I haven't seen in years. Love them! We amazingly get walkers shortbread in our local supermarket and can finally find Xmas crackers, though not as nice as yours!!
You're going to have a very merry Xmas!

Andrea said...

Oh the treats... and the tea!! Now wouldn't that be nice to sit down with you one day, around Christmas, so we could snack and chat. Perhaps in heaven! Christmas blessings to you & yours~ Andrea xxx

DJan said...

None of those items are familiar to me. But I have always been a shortbread cookie fan, so maybe I should try some of those. Glad you are able to get your familiar holiday treats, Jo. :-)

rebecca said...

Oh, my! I shall have to expand my Christmas horizons!
Good for you!

donna baker said...

he continuum or traditions make it more special. Happiest days to you dear Jo.

Angela Gabhart said...

So true...childhood Christmas memories are wonderful! I only wish I had some of those shortbread cookies with my coffee this morning!!! Love those!

Susie said...

Jo, I have never had any of these food, except the shortbread cookies. I dearly love them. I always wondered how a figgy pudding would taste.:):) I love the Dickens verse. Blessings to you, hope your Christmas is feeling more like home to you. xoxo, Susie

Hilary said...

Oh, Haywards!

L. D. said...

It is so fun to be able for you to buy the traditional things. I really like the glass centerpiece candle holder. It is nice to recreate a festival for the season remembering your home country.

melissa said...

Where did you find the mince pies?

Janice Kay Schaub said...

How are those mince pies?
Janice

Winifred said...

Have to have M&S mince pies they are fabulous. Mind you Aldi do some good ones too. Haven't had Mr Kiplings in years.

We've already tucked into a tin of Quality Street at my daughter's house. My favourite chocolates are Thorntons Continental, absolutely luscious. Have bought my grandchildren some Kit Kat chocolate bars & biscuits in a lovely London bus tin. Will be asking if I can have the tins back if they don't want them!

Got my Aldi luxury Christmas Pudding, off to M&S tomorrow for the mince pies & the Cranberry sauce with port before they run out!

Bea said...

Wow. You've a lot of English Xmas goodies on hand. :) Since moving away from England, I have not had a mince pie & I miss them.

I also miss the picking up double cream at the supermarket.

Happy Christmas from California!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Walkers shortbread is a must. Although my husband has made shortbread in the past and it is too too delicious. With a cuppa.

Pam Jackson said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love it all.