The Post of Christmas Past.

Grafton Street at ChristmasI really don’t care if you think that this is an act of despicable laziness and crass in the extreme. It probably is a bit of both. Two Christmases ago, I posted about my mince tart. It is buried deep in the bowels of One Man’s Meat. A year after that festive, culinary triumph, I went to a lot of trouble to prepare traditional shortbread biscuits. They too are buried, just not as far down the list. If you are new to the blog, you will be delighted to have a couple of recipes, served up just too late to prepare for Christmas 2014. If you are an old codger who tends to forget things that happened over a month ago, these will be new to you. If you take insult at the ‘old codger’ descriptor, take heart, in time, you will forget that too.

Any way, and in true spirit of Christmas, here’s a picture of the tart.

Mincemeat Tart

2 years old and still looking great! Make it for New Year.

And here’s a link to the post.

If you don’t fancy a bit of tart action, perhaps you will be swayed by my Christmas Biscuits.

A well earned two fingers and a few stars and, perhaps one or two of the roundy ones too....

A well-earned two fingers and a few stars and, perhaps one or two of the roundy ones too….

And, again, here’s a link to the post. If you get your shortbread finger out, you might get these done for Christmas Day. They are easy and tasty.

I did a couple of festive (as festive as I get) posts over the past couple of weeks. You can look them up yourself. I think I have done enough for you at this stage.

Thanks for reading and putting up with my less than seasonal nonsense. If you celebrate Christmas, have a great one. If you don’t, have a great one anyway.

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  • Merry Christmas Conor. It’s a bit early in the morning but the Jameson’s and mince tart are calling to me 😉

    • It’s a bit that way here too. A lot of pre Christmas stress. Probably best to not take refuge in the bottle just yet.
      Same to you and yours MD.

  • Thank you for re-posting this!

    • Hi Terann,
      My pleasure. It really is very lazy of me.
      Happy Christmas,

  • Hope you and the family have an excellent Xmas and New Year, Conor. Thanks for entertaining us and being the inspiration of some memorable and tasty dinners. Best wishes, Adam

    • And as my youngest says ‘Right back at ya'”. Have a great Christmas Adam.

  • Happy Christmas Conor! Thanks for all your amusing and inspiring posts throughout the year. I’ve just published a post of entertaining ideas from previous posts – laziness in the extreme 🙂 The good blog behaviour resumes in January

    • I am in a bit of a good place in that I have a couple of non-festive posts ready to go. If only we could cancel Christmas…

      • Oh no, I can’t have you cancelling Christmas on me, we’d have a falling out! I hope your Christmas passes quickly so 😉

  • If that’s laziness, you’re in good company. I just posted about making my GF Christmas cake again with a link to the original post this time last year. Mind you, the glazed ham today was new…. weeeelll, I haven’t been at this lark as long as you, so I have no repertoire to fall back on. We’ll call it conservation of energy for more important stuff, shall we?

    • Let’s do that. Though we both know the truth….
      Happy Christmas to you and yours Kate.

      • The same to you, sir, and the very best of the season, however you’re planning to celebrate it.

  • Merry Christmas, Conor!

    • Thanks Debbie,
      The very same to you and yours.

  • Merry Christmas, Sir. I hope all is well with you and yours on the Emerald Isle.

    • Thanks Adam,
      All good over here. Just waiting for Christmas to happen, as it were.
      I hope all is top in Texas.

  • Hah, I read this just as I was about to embark on my mince tart – which looks suspiciously like yours. Nothing wrong with old chestnuts at Christmas, roasted or otherwise. Happy Christmas! Lx

    • The way I look at it is, like the mincemeat, these tales mature with age. Somewhat like myself.
      Have a great one Linda

  • Haha another classic Conor. All the best and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours 🙂

    • Thanks. You guys do likewise and keep doing what you do. Your posts regularly make me laugh out loud. I need more of that in my life.

  • I love mince tart but didn’t make one this year. There is only so much festive sweets two people can eat in one season. Merry Christmas to you and yours Conor. If I stop back by and repeat myself…I guess you would think I’m an old codger. Hopefully that won’t happen. 😀

    • Karen, how could you suggest such a thing. Please forget the post.
      Do have a fantastic, festive Christmas, mince tart or no.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours too Conor! I’ve reposted so many of my recipes from the past lately I’m really hoping my readers are as forgetful as I am.

    • I am sharing your guilt. Happy Christmas to you and yours too.

  • Pretty stuff. You deserve a bit of a break, no? You’ve been on quite a tear as of late. Happy Christmas to you and your crew. You can chalk the forgetfulness up to the holidaze.

    • Thanks. It has been busy on all fronts. Looking forward to a few days off right now.
      Have a great one,

  • Even though an old codger, I happen to remember both, pie and biscuits, I’ll have you know. Just one thing, though. Who the hell are you? 😀
    Wishing you and your lovely family, Conor, a beautiful Christmas and every happiness in the New Year.

  • Merry Christmas Conor you grumpy ‘oul sausage you 🙂

    • I might improve over today and actually enjoy the day!

      • I have no doubt – lash a Sherry or 6 inta ya!

  • Hysterical! You sound a little bah humbuggy, but nonetheless, have a fabulous Christmas!!!

    • I’m working on enjoying it. You have a great one too.

  • Merry Christmas to you and yours Conor! Be well! ^..^

  • Happy Christmas, Conor! Mince pies will be made today. Well the second batch. We’ve already eaten the first. 🙂

  • I am just looking forward to being fed in your house. Lazy or what!

  • Reblogged this on uvirfarms.

  • Merry Christmas! I did remember both of them, Conor. And actually made the mince pie! What is impressive is your consistent photo quality. I cringe sometimes when I do a flashback to one of my own posts from two years ago.

    • The cringe is a good thing Stefan. It demonstrates that you are improving. I too get the horrors when I look at some of my older stuff. I even have thought about redoing the photos on a couple of them and slyly updating them. Lucy got me a present in which you will have a bit of interest. I will message you photos and look forward to the undoubted fun that will ensue.

  • Was amused at this – sounds like you had enough of Xmas already 😉

    Have to admit it takes us a while to wind down and then once we have wound down, the days go too fast and we have to get back to normal again.

    Happy new year Conor 🙂

    • Thanks Lorna,
      When I wrote it, I had had enough. Then, I enjoyed the couple of days. Well back into it now.
      Best wishes to you and yours for the year ahead.

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