The mince pies have turned out well, as this recipe always does, but it was late in the afternoon before I had time to make them! I had forgotten this morning that I had to go and help to clean the chapel, so I had to go and do that first - I got home at 3pm, and had to rest for an hour as I was so tired from all that cleaning as it does involve a lot of humping furniture around to clean around it - chairs and stuff. The lady with whom I was doing it and I were shocked and saddened to find woodworm in the altar table today, so we treated it with some goo in a bottle, and will have to keep an eye on it.
Five dozen pies have been made, as well as some hobnob biscuits, and I have two Christmas puddings in the slow cooker where I am going to leave them overnight. It is this wartime recipe from Rationing Revisited, and it smells lovely. I didn't have any marmalade, so I used honey.
My Approved Food order arrived nice and early this morning, so I was able to use some of the Mincemeat with Dark Chocolate in some of the pies so that the FH could do a taste test. He had to eat a few to make up his mind, you understand, but he quite liked the new mincemeat. It is by Duerr's, but I haven't seen it in the supermarkets, so it is a good job I ordered four jars....
The wind is howling round the house tonight and the rain is really lashing down out there - I have been thinking about all the people affected by floods and by damage done by the winds today. I hope everyone keeps safe and dry tonight, and I wish our American readers and friends a very happy Thanksgiving.