Thursday, 4 December 2014

Advent 4

Hi everyone

Just a quick post to share today's advent activity...

Read a Christmas story 

These books cost me 10p each at Saturdays carboot sale. Charlotte and I sang the 12 days of Christmas to Daisy, but she was completely unimpressed with our opera style singing ;)

The robin story was lovely and then I went on to read several more Christmas books! 

Daisy looks forward to the next envelope now, so she must be enjoying our advent. 

Changing the subject... We had pork chops for tea and I made them into a roast dinner. I made cheesy leeks to go with them. This is so simple but so tasty, that I thought I'd share it with you...

1). Wash and chop a leek.

2). Put in a small oven dish and pour over   a small pot of single cream.

3). Add a couple of slices of cheese (broken up) and a shake of black pepper.

4). Bake in the oven with the rest of the roast.

When I'm dishing up I forget to take photos! So here's my cheesy leeks waiting to go into the oven.

Back tomorrow 

Mandy xx


  1. Great idea for advent activities, much better than cheap, overpriced chocolate. You made me smile with your meal pictures. I do the same on my blog and forget to take a picture of the final dish, I think I get so excited thinking about eating my dinner all thoughts of cameras goes out of my head!

    1. Thank you!
      Yeah, I'm more interested in eating :)

  2. never had cheese leeks before will give it a go. loving your advent posts

    1. Thank you Phyllis.
      I actually prefer cheesy leeks to cauliflower cheese now. You can make a proper cheese sauce if you like which would be nice, but this is a shortcut for a little side vegetable dish. Xx