Monday, 8 February 2016

MP's.




Lady Magnon is more enamoured with Christmas than I am, and this can be seen in her reluctance to give-up making Mince Pies.

With grandchildren soon to arrive, she's back in the kitchen baking pies. The excuse; her jars of (home-made) mincemeat need eating-up.

I like Mince Pies, I like the smell of baking Mince Pies, and I like to see Lady M with her hair, face, and apron covered in flour. It means that I get to have another wish with my afternoon cup of Lapsang!



29 comments:

  1. Yum!! I'll bet your house smells wonderful when those pies are baking. Just the thing to cheer up a dreary February day!

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    1. Absolutely. The smell is almost as good as the pies.

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  2. Delicious - why keep something so good just for Christmas?

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  3. Eat the MPs today and tommorrow. Try not to dwell....

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    1. MP's for Easter, MP's for Summer, MP's for Autumn. Now't wrong wi' that.

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  4. I also love the smell of mince pies (and to eat them too). The grandchildren will have a warm welcome. My kitchen is a battle field when I bake, but the difference to my husband is that I clean up the mess afterwards. Greetings Maria x

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    1. I'm OK at clearing-up, but I draw the line at washing-up (we do have a machine).

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  5. Mmmm tasty. Do they freeze well?

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    1. Perfectly. We usually have a dozen or so in the freezer.

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  6. I love mince pies! My mum used to make a dozen mince pies nearly all year round so that my dad could take one to work every day with his sandwiches as he loves them too. Home made mincemeat is fabulous.
    I recently made a parsnip and mincemeat cake which was utterly delicious.

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    1. Lady Magnon has made our mincemeat for as long as I can remember; she usually also adds chopped prunes, as they're made locally.

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  7. If it's traditional to eat up your last Christmas pudding at Easter why not mince pies in February eh!
    Arilx

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    1. We still have a pud' that will be eaten next week sometime. We have some grandsons coming, so another full Christmas dinner is called for.

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  8. Love Lapsang so can go along with that Cro - but not the mince pies having got on the scales last week.

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    1. I try to ignore the scales, although time is getting closer for me to pay attention to them. I shall need that 'beach body' before summer.

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  9. I saw the heading and thought oh no not another political post - but I was wrong wasn't I - I'd much rather read about mince pies - my favourites.

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  10. Lady M puts me to shame !!!!!! XXXX

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    1. I can smell baking again, I'll have to go and investigate.

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  11. Simple pleasures. Cro, I do believe you are a sweetheart.

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    1. You're right, Donna, I am a sweetheart; I'll tell Lady M.

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  12. I really like Christmas. I like mince pies. But one a year is enough for me.

    I have a new blog.
    Esther and the Time Machine
    http://estherandthetimemachine.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I can eat MP's all year long. Love 'em.

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  13. I like the smell of them cooking very much more than I like eating them.

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    1. I wasn't allowed one yesterday afternoon, because she's keeping them for the grandsons. I had to eat a flapjack instead.

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  14. Mince pies, Christmas pudding and fruit cake are the three English foods I'v never developed a taste for. I say 3 ironically because - really? aren't they the same thing?

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    1. I suppose the ingredients are all the same, but they end-up quite differently. Of the three my favourite would be the mince pies.

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