To get us in the Christmas mood we made a cranberry mulled wine (no alcoholic)
1 litre Cranberry juice
a few cloves
a pinch of ground ginger
Juice and zest of one orange and lime
4 teaspoons of brown sugar
Bring this all to boil, simmer for a bit to allow the spices to flavour the juice(other wise you can do the next step immediately for a less intense flavour)
add 275l ginger beer.
Serve warm for a zingy non alcoholic drink.
Mean while we had a massive chopping session.
One group was chopping for your Creamy brussels sprouts soup
Sema cut the Broccoli, Red Pepper and Onion for the hot broccoli dip rather than the mozzarella cheese we used cheddar cheese.
This dish went in the oven together with the endless trays of lavash crackers, which we used to scoop up the hot dip.
We had still some dip left, so we made some tagliatelle and used the dip as the pasta topping.
The end result was a delicious meal shared with 10 friends. Merry Christmas.