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Do you have lots of left over Christmas meat that you want to use up?  I have shared a few of my favourite recipes to use up left overs below, hope you enjoy! Left over meat storage We usually slice up all the meat so it’s easy to get to for future lunch and dinners.  I […]

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  • Kat

    We’re having a bunch of friends over for New Years who are all going to stay over, so this year leftover ham will be used for ham & egg rolls on the bbq for the recovery breakfast!
    And the turkey will be for sandwiches and for a brown rice, turkey & apple salad with cranberry sauce vinaigrette for Boxing Day dinner.ReplyCancel

  • I’m baking my ham tomorrow and will definitely be using some if these recipes to use up the leftovers!ReplyCancel

This is a really easy and quick salad to prepare and a great way to use up left over Christmas Ham or Turkey along with some salad items you may have in your fridge. My salad above was inspired by a traditional cobb salad which uses: lettuce chicken bacon egg avocado cherry tomatoes cheese Using this idea […]

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This post is sponsored by Coles We usually catch up with both sides of our families on Christmas day coordinating lunch with hubbies family and dinner with my family.  This year we sadly won’t see my brother in law and his partner so we planned an early Christmas celebration lunch recently.  We tried to make it […]

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  • Casey Mayne

    Comp entered! Thanks for such a wonderful comp and delicious lunch menu. The ham glaze sounds delicious. I think we will give that one a go this year. Yum!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh it was Casey and just smelt so good during the morning I was cooking it!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    You are amazing, I just love your Christmas time posts! This one made me feel like I really want to do Christmas lunch with your family! Ha ha your attention to detail is incredible, you have great ideas and similar taste to me with your decorating. I just love it all xxx Merry Christmas from my family to yours xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Bec I love this time of year, and feel so lucky we got to have Christmas lunch early with one family and get to do it all over again on Christmas day. Those Christmas decorations are gorgeous I really do love the santa sitting on the table!ReplyCancel

  • amy

    What an amazing lunch! Looks divine.
    We usually juggle Christmas day too. We live in the Hunter valley and my family in Sydney and it pains me to not be able to see everyone. So we are usually to and fro on the day. One year we didn’t and I was an absolute mess. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I plan on throwing the lunch next year and will definitely be referring to your recipes!ReplyCancel

I have lost count now how many years I have made this Kahulua Hazelnut Ice-Cream cake, so many times. When I host Christmas Day lunch or dinner at my home THIS IS OUR CHRISTMAS DESSERT.  It’s really refreshing after a big Christmas feast.  As it has kahlua in it it is of course not suitable […]

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  • This looks soon good.
    I love Kahulua, although I rarely have it in the house as I tend to end up drinking it as a digestif!!!??!! Oops.
    I am not hosting Christmas this year, but my parents arrive for an extended stay in January so I will definitely have it on the list for whilst they are here. Pinning this to my Pinterest food boards.
    Yum xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Claire, It is soooo yummy!.:) We love having it every Christmas. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do.:)ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I bet this would be good with frangelico!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yes that does sound nice, Megan!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Katrina, I made this for a Christmas party and it was an absolutely roaring success. The whole thing was demolished in minutes, and my extended family has requested it become an annual inclusion on the table. Thank you very much!ReplyCancel

I love to create delicious non-alcoholic drinks for our parties/gatherings.  This Christmas Punch is so good, filled with delicious cold fruit, it’s a must have on your Christmas table.  It’s really easy to prepare, so easy my Mr 11 made this for us! This is a 2L jug, Mr 11 made enough to fill the jug (as per recipe […]

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  • Leah

    Do you think sparkling apple juice could be a good substitute for the lemonade? Would it be sweet enough?
    I don’t like serving soft drinks to young children.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes that could be a really lovely flavour Leah, I like the idea of using that as a substitute!ReplyCancel

I was chatting to my friend Maria from Roar Living recently and she told me about the Berry Punch she just made, it sounded so good so I cheekily asked her if she could photograph it and send me details so I can share it with you all.  She happily obliged, over to Maria. Today I […]

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Hiding in the freezer section at Ikea is frozen gingerbread dough.  I don’t like the smell or taste of ginger and rarely make gingerbread for my kids (mean mummy).  However, my kids LOVE gingerbread so I thought I would give this dough a go. I thawed the dough in the fridge and rolled onto a floured […]

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Miss 11 was on a roll the other day.  She made a batch of plain muffins and decorated half as Christmas Bauble Cupcakes, she then got a little creative and decorated the rest to resemble a wreath.  I think she has done really well. Spread green icing over cupcakes, place 7 m&m’s flat around centre of cupcake, […]

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A friend of mine recently told me about a recipe, Cherry Ripe Balls.   She knows me ooh to well, Cherry Ripes are my most favourite chocolate bar and funnily enough after my surgery it’s one of the only chocolate bars I can stomach, many of the others are too sweet for me now. I […]

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  • Lisa

    Wondering what are cherry ripe bars? and Nice biscuits?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      where are you from Lisa? These are an aussie chocolate bar with cherries and coconut inside and covered in dark chocolate. Nice biscuits are just a sweet plain biscuit :)ReplyCancel

    • Aah Lisa I’m presuming you are not Aussie. Here in Australia Cherry ripe bar is the most delicious chocolate, it’s chocolate on the outside and cherry and coconut on the inside. Nice biscuits are a dry sweet biscuit with sugar on the outside.ReplyCancel

  • AMS

    Sounds awesome, what size cherry ripe bars did you use ?ReplyCancel

    • Clare

      I would assume the standard size or king size as there is a large quantity of biscuit included :)ReplyCancel

    • I used the small ones, but you could use the bigger variety would be a stronger cherry ripe flavourReplyCancel

  • Diandra

    Just wondering how many balls does this recipe make??ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I will have to try these. I have made them like a regular Rumball with the cocoa & rum too. Have also used ‘Fry’s Turkish delight’ bars too. YUMMM !ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    Do you use standard size cherry ropes or treat size?ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    can you suggest an alternative to condensed milk?ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Hi Kat. My favourite chocolate bar is also cherry ripe…I made these awhile agoand instead of the chocolate bars I added cadbury mint flavoured drinking chocolate..they were such a hit at school that they wanted them for their break up party. You could a l ways add glaced cherries, craisins, sultanas, rum,ReplyCancel

I made this Chocolate Ripple Cake last year as dessert for a family gathering on Christmas Eve, it was super easy to make, tasted so good and I received so many compliments! CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE RIPPLE CAKE Make cream mixture then spread a tablespoon over one biscuit Repeat 4 times finishing with a choc biscuit Place […]

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  • Notsoorganised

    My hubby makes a log with ginger nuts dunked in rum, sandwiched together with cream, then covered with cream & grated chocolate. One for the big kids.ReplyCancel

    • ohhh that sounds yummy … must try it… i have used Kahlua in with the whipped cream before .. was very yummyReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I’ve done this log various ways too – adding peppermint essence to the cream, or making a version with orange zest and chocolate powder in the cream and crushed jaffas on top, dunked the biscuits in crème de cacao and decorated with toasted hazelnuts…..it really is the easiest of ‘instant’ desserts for a non-cook like me!ReplyCancel

  • Azzabonj

    Do the biscuits soften up overnight (making it more cake-like)?ReplyCancel

    • suzanne

      I was wondering that myself.ReplyCancel

    • DeludedPrincess

      Yup – the longer you leave them the softer they get. It’s divine!ReplyCancel

  • Andie

    we stick the biscuits together with jam and over 3 days pour sherry, port and masala over the biscuits until its like a sticky log and then put the cream over it with lolly raspberries and lolly mint leaves – obviously not a cake for kids but it is DIVINE! and I don’t drink alcohol!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hall

    Looks great wish I could eat it but cream hates me, not worth the after efforts of trips to little room.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Tastes awesome with the biscuits dipped in Baileys first!ReplyCancel

  • brisyvonne

    I do a similar cake using ginger nut biscuits soaked for a second in a milk and rum mix and basically layer flat and then cover with cream. always a hit anytime of year.ReplyCancel

  • christine

    smashing up cherry ripe bars through the cream and decorating it with even more cherry ripe bars is another great christmas variation – make a ring of biscuits for a wreath effect.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs808

    My mum had made this for years! I dip my ripple biscuits in sherry and grate peppermint aero bar over the top. I call it a caterpillarReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Hi Guys
    I seem to have mislayed my printables I purchased. I have the elf planner, however I also purchased the reindeer food tags and something else???? Help. Can you help?ReplyCancel