Our house is an old house, well relatively, from 1930. It has all those 1930s things : bay windows, intricate glass and woodwork, and wooden floors. In the kitchen, however, the floor is slate and I am forever dropping things on the floor and breaking them into tiny, tiny pieces. Consequently, I am always happy to receive cups and glasses for presents. ACMA gave me 4 beautiful dark green wine glasses. They are in the dining room dresser and they are staying there for quite a while until I work up the courage to use them!!! They are so opulent and gorgeous!!
We don’t have a Christmas Tree as Peri Naughty tends to want to chew things, but now I have 2 ‘trees’ : One from Joanie’s mum from Bayswiss and one from Auntie J - a conical wire confection that ACMA and I are going to bead like mad with lots of green breads and sequins later on. People were in general aghast that we had no tree, so next year they can be all relaxed and comfortable instead of alert and alarmed.
Harki lost her collar on Christmas Day when we were walking. She has lost so much weight that it just slipped over her head. Today she has to have a makeshift collar. They both need new walking collars, they don’t wear collars at home as I worry they will get them caught on something while I am out. The Labradors are micro chipped, so if they are lost, someone will scan them and ring me.
- 6 flour tortilla
- 1 onion, sliced
- 250 g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 red and 1 green capsicum, sliced
- 1 cup of cooked chicken, ham, turkey - whatever is left over
- 2 tbspn olive oil
- 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbspn tomato paste
- 1 tspn dried oregano
- 100 g grated tasty cheese
- 400-500 ml cheese sauce ( home-made or bought)
Heat oil and fry the vegetables for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes, paste, oregano and any seasoning – salt , pepper and a little sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Now, place a tortilla in a baking tray and then start layering the vegetable sauce and the meat and the tortillas, building up layers. Finish with a tortilla, spoon over the sauce and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Bake at 200C ( 180 ff) for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot, warm or cold with a salad and garlic bread. A great way to use up Christmas leftovers.