Are you having any Christmas drinks this year? We usually catch up with our whole street at Christmas time and have drinks together (not sure if anybodies doing it this year). So here is a nice Christmas drink and a couple of nibbles to get you started if you're inviting friends over.
The drink is a Bellini (peach juice and champagne). I used Prosecco and a Bellini mix I found at our local wine store. Pour one part Bellini mix (peach puree) to three parts prosecco into a champagne glass. Of course you might not feel like something alcoholic, mineral water is nice if you don't feel like drinking or lemon lime and bitters. The nibbles are corn chips with lemon thyme scented ricotta topped with roasted red capsicum and french baguette spread with mascarpone and topped with proscuitto.
It's fun having people over to your home for a few drinks at Christmas time, helps you get into the holiday spirit.
I hope wherever you are you're enjoying the 'Silly Season' and have nearly finished your Christmas shopping. We're hosting my family here this year so there will be fourteen of us for Christmas lunch and I'm hoping to be very organised, doing alot of prep on Christmas Eve. See you back here Thursday with some homemade foodie gifts your friends and family will love.
Corn Chips with Lemon Thyme Ricotta & Roast Capsicum
250g ricotta, 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 tsp chopped thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried thyme leaves), roasted red capsicum, corn chips
To make this really easy by some roast capsicum from your local deli and slice into thin strips.
Mix the ricotta with the lemon zest and thyme leaves.
Place a teaspoon of ricotta mixture on top of corn chip and top with capsicum. Top with some thyme leaves and a very small drizzle of olive oil.
Assemble just prior to serving.