Well, it is Christmas eve here in Australia! My extended family has just arrived, and my mum, sister, aunties, and cousins are cooking up a storm getting ready for our Fisher Family Christmas Extravaganza. Four days of non-stop of celebration! Those of you who have been following me for a while may remember that I celebrate Christmas every second year with my mother’s extended family, and every other year with Scott’s family in America.
Scott just arrived yesterday for his first visit to Australia, and I can’t wait to show him all the sights and have him meet all of my beloved friends and family. He is sleeping beside me as I type this, catching up on some much needed rest before the festivities begin. He has a lot of names to remember!
Before I left L.A, I whipped up one last batch of pecan pie ice cream for the year, and decided to share it as my last holiday recipe for 2012 because it is to die for. So simple and absolutely delicious! Just blend, chill, churn, and devour.
This simple ice cream has a slightly rustic consistency, but that is what I like about it. The secret to getting the flavors juuuuust right is to stir the maple syrup through the pecans and stir through the ice cream before freezing, and then top with a few more chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup right before serving. Just divine. Sometimes, the simple things in life really are the best.
On that note, I am going to wake my love, and rejoin my family in the living room. Bing is singing "White Christmas" out in the kitchen....my mother's signal that Christmas has officially begun!
I wish you and your families a very happy holiday season. May your time be filled with love, laughter, peace, and lots and lots of delicious food.
Thank you for all of your support this year. It really means so much to me, and makes writing this blog so worthwhile. I will see you all on the other side of the festivities with some green juices!
Let's get "Lean and Green in 2013! xx