Plum pudding, Prince of Peace, Pine cones, Peace on earth, A Partridge In A Pear Tree.
One of the best things about Christmas dinner, besides the family sitting around the table eating turkey, is Plum Pudding.
Much like mince pies, plum pudding was not only an indulgent Christmas food, but it was also steeped in religious meaning.
This is some interesting information I found on this delightful pudding...
As with mincemeat, the mix should contain 13 ingredients, and the pudding should be made on the 25th Sunday after Trinity, or stir-up Sunday as it has come to be known, since every member of the family should take a turn to stir the mixture from east to west to honour the journey of the wise men. A silver coin is mixed in and the guest who finds it in his slice is said to have good fortune in the coming year. The pudding itself is normally the finale of Christmas dinner and is served topped with holly and doused in brandy, which is then lit and brought to the table with much ceremony and to a great applause.
You can find the recipe for it here.
These are the pine cones I did up this year by applying white paint and glitter. I used my egg cups for their pots. Cute?
Prince of Peace is one of the many names given to our Saviour. Eight hundred years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Isaiah prophesied -
"For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called, Wonderful Counselor,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6
Please join me tomorrow for the letter Q.
Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi