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To show our gratitude for all the support within the community we are giving these hampers away to two lucky winners. Names will be drawn on 23rd December so head over and like the page.
The Key to a stress-free Christmas lunch
Order Seafood to be picked up Christmas Eve. Go early in the morning to avoid the last minute madness Empty and clear your fridge to make room for food you can prep ahead of Christmas day Try and do as much as you can ahead of time e.g cold desserts Make two shopping lists One for Christmas & Boxing Day and the other for the rest of the days the shops may not be open Opt for a cold Summer lunch menu rather than a Roast. However if roast is a must, at least consider salads instead of roast vegetables Consider a BYO Christmas lunch where each family member can contribute with either a starter, main or Dessert component of the menu. Head over to taste.com.au and use the 'Planner section' to organise your Christmas Lunch or you can use one of their existing Menus.
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WHAT YOU NEED
Christmas tree Brownies
Kid Friendly Recipe
Serves 12 1 box Brownie Mix 1 tub white vanilla icing green food colouring small round sprinkles small star sprinkles candy canes
METHOD 1. Line an 8"x8" baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. 2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions and bake as directed. 3. Allow brownies to completely cool, approximately 1.5 hours. 4. Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into triangles. (Cut in three rows, then cut in alternating diagonals, as in the photo shown above). 5. Unwrap the candy canes, and use a sharp knife to gently cut/break the candy canes into 4cm long pieces. 6. Press the sharper end of the candy cane into the bottom of the brownie triangles. 7. Spoon out approximately ½ of the tub of icing into a bowl. 8. Add green food colouring until you're happy with the colour. 9. Spoon the green icing into a zip lock bag. 10. Seal the bag and cut off a small corner of the bag with sharp scissors. 11. Starting at the top of the brownie triangles, gently squeeze out the icing in a curvy zigzag as you go down the tree. 12. Add your favourite sprinkles and a small star sprinkle at the top. 13. Enjoy!
COLD MENU INDULGENCE INGREDIENTS • 2 FRESH CHORIZO SAUSAGES • 1 ICEBERG LETTUCE • 15 COOKED PRAWNS, PEELED, TAILS ON AND SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE LENGTHWAYS • 2 AVOCADO, FINELY DICED • ½ BUNCH CORIANDER, LEAVES PICKED, TO GARNISH COCKTAIL SALSA • 200ML MAYONNAISE • 200ML THICK PLAIN YOGHURT • 1½ TSP SMOKED PAPRIKA • 100ML JALAPEÑO SAUCE • JUICE OF 1 LEMON OR LIME • SEA-SALT FLAKES AND FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER, TO SEASON
METHOD To make cocktail salsa, stir all ingredients in a large bowl to combine. Season. Set aside. Remove casings from sausages and discard. Heat a large frying pan over high heat and cook sausage meat, breaking it up as it cooks, until crisp and crumbly. Separate lettuce leaves without breaking them to get 10 whole lettuce cups. Finely shred any remaining leaves to get 1 cup of shredded lettuce. To assemble dish, divide shredded lettuce among lettuce cups. Top with prawns and avocado. Sprinkle over crispy chorizo, then spoon over a generous amount of cocktail salsa.
Unique Christmas Gift wrapping ideas
DIY Christmas Tree Wall Mural What You'll Need 3M Command decorating Clips (spotlight stocks these) Christmas Decorations What you do First outline your tree with the hooks so you can achieve a good triangle, follow by adding pieces by height
Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens
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Saturday 19 December Christmas Spirit brought to life Charming Family community event
7pm Nightly 16 24 December Brisbane City Christmas Parade Starts at Edward st end of Queens St Mall Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade, returns to The City this December. Brimming with music and merriment, the Parade comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages.
Friday 23rd December Twilight Music Festival 3pm 8pm
Spruce up your garden in time for Christmas
1. Feed Give your entire Garden a good healthy dose of slow release fertiliser after the next time it rains.
2. Lawns Apply a slowrelease complete lawn food to all grass areas. Use a metal rake to remove any build up of thatch (dead growth giving lawns a spongy feel underfoot).
3.Repot All containergrown plants, which have been in the same pot for several years, or that have outgrown their current pot, can be repotted now. Place plants into slightly larger pots with fresh potting mix or trim roots and replant into the old pot but with fresh potting mix.
4. Top up mulch A quick way to spruce up the garden, cut weeds and save water at the same time is with a load of organic mulch. Remove weeds and encroaching grass from under trees and throughout garden beds and then spread mulch over exposed soil to a depth of about 5cm thick
5. Add Water Features
From us at The Gap Connect...
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season & a new year of peace & good fortune
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