Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

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Allow me to make some suggestions from the ghosts of recipes past:

Nibblies for a pre-Christmas get-together with friends:

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Caramelised Camembert with macadamia nuts

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

The Union Square Cafe's Nuts

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Tetsuya's Oysters with rice wine vinaigrette

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Goat's cheese, basil and walnut wontons

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Smoked Trout Pate

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Quail's eggs with Za'atar

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Christmas Pudding Vodka

Christmas Dinner en familie:

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Zuni Roast Chicken with bread salad

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Perfect Roast Chicken

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Rosemary Roasted pork with Apple Maple sauce

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Normandy Guinea Fowl with perfect Roast Potatoes

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

L'aligot

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Prawns with Maryam Zaira sauce

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Raspberry and Lemongrass trifle

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Rhubarb Fool

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Chocolate Chestnut Cakes

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Pavlova

And then there's the vegetarians...

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Fruit cake, Swedish Mulled wine and Finnish pea soup

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Cheese Souffle

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Blue cheese gnocchi

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Sesame peanut noodles

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Cheese and leek tart

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Pumpkin cheesecake

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Sweet tofu and papaya dessert

To keep the kids quiet:

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Pancake Soup

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Tiddlywinks Toadstool pie

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Healthy Chicken nuggets

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Goblin pies (for your little goblins but make them Elf faces!)

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Coca Cola Cupcakes

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Marshmallow Crispy Squares

Magic Pudding with legs

Portuguese Custard Tarts

If you can't avoid it and people insist on staying over...

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Crumpets

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

French Toast

Fried Green tomatoes with milk gravy

Healthy granola

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Norwegian Cinnamon buns

Norwegian Waffles or pancakes

Lastly I leave you with some photos of the nearby house decorated with Christmas lights. Around our area not a lot of houses do the whole Christmas lights thing but this house is quite the exception. It's situated on the corner of Spofforth Street and Rangers Road, Cremorne (see map below) and is well worth a visit. They're also collecting donations in the tins outside for the Cancer Council of Australia.

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past

Countdown 'til Christmas-some recipe suggestions from ghosts of recipes past