Sunday, December 9, 2018

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


WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Oh! My! Goodness! Mr Kipling...

Mr Kipling is a brand of cakes, pies and baked goods marketed in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was introduced in May 1967, and grew to become the United Kingdom's largest cake manufacturer by 1976...
And, the brand's namesake, "Mr Kipling", never actually no Mr Kipling...!

And..Christmas as a youth...goodness! Great times..I had a Christmas stocking..with a orange, chocolate fingers, and a funny hat, it was some time before l got a stocking..with a leg in it...ooooops! Sorry! :).
Now! what was that about the goose getting fat...!!! Bless! :o).

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

My mother-in-law always had Quality Street chocolates at Christmas. She's not British, but lived in England for several years when she was a young woman. Now we buy them for her! -Jenn

Karen Ann said...

I love that quote! Haven't heard it before, how is that possible? Happy Happy Christmas to all -

L. D. said...

It has to be a lot of fun finding and ordering these treats. Fruitcake is something I miss a lot as a traditional treat. I may get on the internet and see if the Texas company is still baking and selling them. Your treats come packaged to make them special too. I really like your glass candle holder.

local alien said...

Wonderful Xmas treasures! I now make my own pickled onions and mince pies, including the mince meat. This year I shall make shortbread too though it won't be quite as buttery and delicious as Walkers. I had forgotten about Xmas crackers. We usually have a stock but it has run out and the grandkids live them . I wonder if I order them today they'll arrive in time

Deb said...

Lots of yummies here, Jo. And my favorite tea. :)