Emma and Katharine wish you a lovely Christmas today.
I will be doing my usual Christmas routine, which is to go off round the police stations in Ayrshire visiting prisoners, while my husband Norman, makes the Christmas dinner which we eat at 7pm, when I get home.
Steven and David, now in their mid twenties, revert to their teenage selves, and play with their new “toys” of whatever nature. Their main job is to keep out of their dad’s way while he is doing his Master Chef routine.
We usually have the same thing each Christmas:
Lobster bisque or tempura prawns
Gordon Ramsay’s treacle and chilli covered ham with the usual trimmings
My low carb, wheat free, and very boozy Tiramisu.
I make the sponges a couple of days before, and assemble the dessert the day before. The prawns and bisque are pre-bought, and the ham pre-boiled the day before so that it cuts down the hard labour of the chef on the day.
Whatever you are eating, many of you will be having some festive drinks too. Here is a list of some of the drinks that you could be having, just so you can keep the carb and perhaps calories in mind.
From Diabetes Forecast March 2019 ( one ounce is 30 mls)
Rum and diet cola, 6 oz (1.5 oz rum) 100 calories, less than 1g carb
Scotch and club soda, 6 oz (1.5 oz Scotch) 100 calories, less than 1g carb
Martini, 2.5 oz (2.25 oz vodka or gin and 0.25 oz vermouth) 156 calories, less than 1g carb
Champagne, 4 oz, 100 calories, 4g carb
Red or White Wine, 5oz, 120-125 calories, 4g carb
Bloody Mary, 5oz (1.5 oz vodka) 120 calories, 5g carb
Light Beer, 12 oz, 100 calories, 6g carb
and what are a bit high in the carbs?
Sweet White Wine, 3.5 oz, 14g carb
Regular Beer, 12 oz, 13g
Margaritas and certain other sugary cocktails, 30g carb.