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Friday, December 16, 2011

Rob and Kristen-- Love is All Around Us

Rob? Is that you?

How long has it been since we've seen Robert?
I honestly couldn't tell you.
I know he's supposedly been "seen" 
here, there and everywhere...
But when was the last time we actually saw him?

Thus we are in another drought.
Oh hell...
He could go away for a weekend and people
are parched for a sighting...
But I have a feeling this time...
This time we might be thirsty and delirious for a while.
That's the deal with droughts...
People hallucinate.
It's kinda amusing, too...
Last weekend Rob was supposedly in London...
No.. there weren't pics or anything of that sort.
Someone saw him at an 'after after' party with Kristen.
A few days later
Kristen is on a plane back to LA.

So how does this work exactly now?

 Hater Fringe denied Rob was in London at all...
But NOW that Kristen is back in LA
Well... lo and behold
He WAS in London and remains there!
(but let us not forget he was snuggling with Kristen)

I love how everyone seems to know their plans for the holidays
Like they pinned up their itinerary on the 
fandom bulletin board for ALL to see!


Is that an IN-N-OUT wrapper?

And where IS Robert Pattinson?


I love it.
I truly do.
All this twitching over where he is
and where he will be.
(and of course who he will be with)

My thoughts?

1. Where is Robert?
With Kristen.

 2. Where will he go?
Probably here... then there.

3. Who will he be with?
IOW3 New Year?
Come on now...
Haven't you been paying attention?
What did Kristen say in that interview?

"I spent my last two New Years here (in London)...
They were fucking incredible"

Who do you think he will be with?
Always Kristen.

They might have to switch it up a bit
since so many people know what they do and where they go
but I bet they will figure something out.

It's actually quite amazing how much Rob and Kristen
see each other that is never known about
until months later when 'private' pics are leaked
(think of all the times we don't see pics!!)
and we see them together at weddings...
or christenings...
or just spending the holidays with the family
All those times they get in and out
without nary anyone being the wiser.
Kinda puts the kibosh on the whole
"they never spend time together" bullshit.
Because they do.
We just don't see it.
And that's the way is should be.

Christmas is Nothing without YOU.

So yeah.
It's just my ever so humble opinion
that not only are Robert and Kristen together right now...
But they will remain so throughout the holidays.
Just a thought.

Home is where the Heart is...

You know how it goes...
When you are in a serious relationship
You start making your own traditions
about where and how you spend the holidays.
You may have to find time to be with each of your families
But you always do it 

Don't go under the mistletoe... with anyone else but me.

I bet Kristen is happy to be back in LA...
Trying to get stuff together for Christmas.
Maybe figuring out a way to wrap herself up for Rob
because we all know that she is all he wants.

And honestly...
Don't you feel like 2012 will be
It's like these wonderful positive vibes
are hitting me all over the place...
Kinda making me giggle
I feel like Twirling.
I've been too busy lately to have the time...
But this is that time of year
Happy Twirling!

Happy is good.
It's nice to be cheerful this time of year...
And especially nice that 
two lovely people have found each other
and they will have 
this holiday season.

Ain't nothing wrong with that.

This post is brought to you by the letter *T*

T for
I'm going to say it.
Robert and Kristen
End up

T for 
Truth is Truth.
You know it's true.

"I feel it in my fingers...
I feel it in my toes.
Love is all around me
And so the feeling grows."

Hell yeah.
But like I said...
Truth is fucking truth.

And T is for

Green. Sheep. Forever.

Thomas Sturridge.
Of course.
And I love this picture of him...
I was trying to figure out exactly why
(besides the obvious adorableness)
and then it hit me.
He's smiling.
You don't get to see Tom do that very often in public.
I love his smile.

Is there anything better than Tom and Rob laughing? Not much...

It lights up his whole face...
Especially his eyes.
Those incredible blue eyes.
I will stop.
For now.

Until next time...

Bye for now


Kay said...

Wishing them peaceful, quiet, fun and relaxing days wherever they are. :)

Take care, Roseland and have a happy, twirly weekend! <3

dottie said...

Awww... what a sweet post to take us into the week end! Thanks, Rose. :)

Hello and holiday hugs to all my pals. Hope to chat soon! xoxoxo

Hope said...

Rose...Wonderful post!

Yes...'Tis the season for twirling!

I hope Rob and Kristen have a marvelous holiday together. It makes sense they are creating their own Christmas traditions like hanging a new stocking up for Bear. We know he has been a good boy this year.

Off to do more Christmas shopping and mail the last boxes.
Hope everyone in Roseland is well and enjoying the season!
Hugs to all!

Freddie said...

Lovely post Rose. Thanks for sharing it with us. Here’s hoping that Rob, Kristen and Tom have peace, relaxation and lots of laughter, wherever they spend the holidays.

I hope everyone in Roseland is having a fabulous day. We have sunshine here and all is right with the world (at least for the moment).

DK – hope you feel better.

Angelica – shop till you drop. LOL

Hi Hope, dottie, Kay and everyone yet to post. Take care all. It's nice to see some of the old time regulars pop in. Hope you can visit more often, as your time permits.

Groovie said...

Really great post, its very sweet!
Love the pix & random smilies, as always :)
Hope u are all doing well, I'm having some fun in Vegas. Actually I'm being lazy and still in bed now lol but a full day of fun Vegas debauchery awaits!

Leni said...

That last gif is just adorable - thanks for the post Rose!

@DK: Hope you are feeling better very soon :)

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Hope said...

Hi Freddie! Are you ready for Christmas?

DK...are you sick? Oh dear...well, take care and get well soon.

Hi Kay, dottie, Groovie, Leni and everyone who stops by later.
Gotta run.

angelica1 said...

Happy is always good, Rose! Glad they're geeting some peace ands quiet together,they've had a busy year!

Hi everyone :)

Freddie - I'll probably be ready to kill someone by tomorrow night but I will try to enjoy it!

Groovie - Glad you're having fun!

dottie said...

I just read that our DK is under the weather. Hope you feel better soon, sweetie! Take care!

Groovie, Glad you're having a good time!

Hello to Kay, Hope, Freddie, Leni, Angelica, and all the other regs who may stop by.

beacullen said...

Awww, I hope they have a good, drama free Christmas and New years. Start the year off right!!!

Melinda said...

Lots of sweet things to be happy about in your post Rose.

Wherever and whatever they are doing my wish for them is peace and happiness....

So I made baked mac/cheese for dinner last night using a new recipe. No one liked it (neither did the chef so I wasn't offended)!

However the following recipe is delish so I will share. I know strawberries aren't necessarily in season right now but if you find some that are good then this makes for a pretty dessert at Christmas with the red in it....

Strawberry Shortcake:

1 large angel food cake

For the custard:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the glaze:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin (recommended: Jell-O)
1 cup water
2 cups fresh strawberries, cut in 1/2 (if berries are extra large, they can be cut into quarters)
Whole fresh strawberries and mint leaves, for garnish

Slice cake, using a serrated knife, horizontally into 3 equal layers.

For the custard:
Mix together cream cheese, condensed milk, and whipped topping in a bowl; set aside.

For the glaze:
In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, and gelatin; add water. Cook stirring over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Fold in strawberries.

For assembly:
Place 1 layer of cake in a large clear bowl. Top with a layer of glaze, followed by a layer of custard mixture. Repeat layering in this order for remaining cake, glaze and custard. Top cake with 3 whole fresh strawberries and fresh mint leaves.

Hope everyone has had a great week. Now onto the weekend!!! Only so many days left to shop....

DK- Hope you start feeling better soon!

Groovie- Glad you and the sis are having fun in Vegas!

DreamerKind said...

I am enchanted with your words, emoticons, pics, the happiness of R&K and the lovelies of Roseland! Love is all around, in every sight and every sound.

Thanks for the get well wishes, everyone. Healing was somewhere inside or within, waiting.

You all know me and my detoxes, well, this one has kicked my _ _ _! It's all better, just in time for going out to dinner tonight with an old friend.

See you soon.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Good Afternoon ALL...

GROOVIE...VIVA LAS VEGAS!!! Wish I was there also...havent been in about 4 years...way over due:)

DK...Hope you are on the upswing..

I just bought the BD 1 Official Movie Companion at Books a MILLION...only ONE left... anyhoo... Quote from Bill Condon..."I've been a fan Of Kristen's since the first TWILIGHT movie, AND THE OTHER WORK SHE HAS DONE (suck it Malica)....no I am saying that..lol...ahem ...back to quote..."Bella goes through so many changes, she has such an incredible arc across these two films, and to be part of helping Kristen take that journey was incredibly exciting. I THINK SHE IS A GREAT ACTRESS." and so do we...THE END...

Have a Great Weekend Everybody!

wig4usc said...

Hello, Roseland!

Twirling is exactly what I need, got to get in the holiday spirit, but life is kicking my butt. Nothing dramatic, just "stuff" - too much to do, too many demands, too little time!

Melinda - I didn't think it was possible to make Mac n Cheese that people didn't like. What happened???

Have a good, productive weekend, everyone!

LoriJ said...

I love that love is all around us!! ;)

and p.s. I stole your "shit" sign for my own person use with some annoying people of my own! ;)

Rhonda said...

Sweet post, Rose <3

Wishing Rob and Kristen much happiness, peace and privacy :)

DK- I hope you continue to feel better, take care.

Groovie- Enjoy the debauchery ;)

Hi everyone- I hope it's been a great day...

MLH414 said...


Wonderful words. Although I haven't commented in a while, I still read every time you post. :) Hoping that wherever Rob and Kristen are, they are relaxing and enjoying the holiday season.

I hope it's okay for me to post a recipe for y'all still. It's very simple and refreshing.

Margarita Fruit Dip:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup frozen (thawed) margarita drink mix (from 10-ounce can)
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
whole strawberries *I also use other fruit*

1. Beat cream cheese, margarita mix, orange juice and lime peel in large bowl with the electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
2. Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
3. Serve dip with strawberries (or other fruit). Enjoy!!

Have a great weekend guys...I'm done with all my Christmas shopping, just have some more cookies to make with my little guy this weekend :)


katy said...

Hi Rose and Roseland,

Sweet post!!

Wishing Rob and Kristen much hapiness wherever they are right now and also wish them to have a wonderful and peaceful holidays wherever they choose to spend it. TOGETHER as ALWAYS.

Have a great weekend. Take care.

Barbara Fenwick said...

This was a wonderful, sweet post and I enjoyed it so much.

My wish for Rob and Kristen are for a peaceful, happy holiday with no drama. I would love to see them but if I don't, I just know they are happy.

All Roselanders have a Happy Holiday, and don't work too hard.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Rose.

I hope you all have a stress-free and relaxing weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi idk if u guys heard of this recipe before but I made a bunch of these n omg they came out sooo cute n just fast n easy to make I loved it! Hope u guys try it. Just make sure u have enough strawberries lol I have a thing for them n ended up eating most of them! Okay gotta go sorry I'm always running but just so crazy busy n my friends r waiting cause tonight we chill. They say I need a break n I think so too. Hope ur all good n enjoy ur weekend bye

Santa Hat Brownies

Yields 12-16 brownies

1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape (I used a round cutter)
12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below)

Mascarpone Buttercream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and salt.  Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth.  Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.

To assemble, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie.  Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie, pushing slightly to secure in place.  Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.

Anonymous said...

Eggnog Cookies:

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup Eggnog
1 egg, beaten
3-1/2 to 4 Cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Optional: Nutmeg

Mix together butter, sugar, eggnog and egg. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, if desired. Chill for 1 to 2 hours, until easy to handle. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes; cool. Frost cookies with Eggnog Frosting when cooled. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 5-1/2 dozen.

Eggnog Frosting:

1-1/2 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Eggnog

Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup eggnog. Add additional eggnog as needed to reach a spreading consistency.

DreamerKind said...

You Gave Me The Answer

Paul McCartney & Wings

You gave me the answer
To love eternally
I love you
And you
You seem to like me

Wherever we wander
The local folk agree
I love you
You seem to like me

Heading back to old familiar places
Places where the cobwebs blow away
I can forget the air and graces

You'll never be crowned
By the aristocracy
To their delight

You'd merely invite
Them in
For a cup of tea

And I love you
You seem to like

Thank you/piggies1

Birdie said...

Again why I choose to come here,such a happy place and those are some of my favorite pictures.
I'm hoping these two are enjoying some peace and quiet together. They have so earned it.

Any "Justified" fans out there?
I missed quite a few, so have been catching up on netflix. Timothy Olyphant stars in it, I highly recommend checking it(and him)out. I know I should have Christmas shows on,what can I say.... Raylan is cuter than Santa.

Kenzz said...

Great post, Rose! Loving on the twirling! It really is that time of the year...

Happy holidays to all the regs and lurkers here; and special together hopes for Rose & Syd, Smitty & Gruff, and all those in your lives whom you hold near & dear! <#

Groovie said...

Hello everyone!
Hope u are all having a fanfuckingtastic weekend! :)
Thanks for all the well wishes on my Vegas vacation! Just got home about an hour ago! Had fun times! My sister had never gambled in her life, sat down at one of those penny slots, put $5 in and won $50! Lol! She was pleased with herself!
We also watch the food network A LOT and my sister is like in love with Bobby Flay. He has a restaurant at Ceasar's Palace, so we splurged and ate there. Very cool and fancy! So that was a fun experience. We also went to the Revolution Bar at the Mirage. Coolest place. I always admire it from the outside, cuz I'm a huge Beatles fan, but its even cooler inside and just really chill and fun. And 2 for 1 mixed drink special..even better! Lol! We also got those giant Eiffel Tower margaritas, soooo much alcohol, lol! I've been taking my sister since she was 13, but it was fun to be able to drink & gamble with her this time around!

Now I'm enjoying some quiet alone time and then have to think about finishing my Xmas shopping!

Kenzz said...

Groovie: Sounds like a great time was had by all!! Welcome home...

Vangie said...

Hello ladies, see you'll a quite busy, doing all the christmas shopping! i just want to share a little of my problem with you'll!i did something quite terrible, and now i feel, like the worst person on the planet, i dishonor my parent at least on of them, as i write this i'm in tears, i feel like a traitor unto God,about 5mth ago my dad had a terrible accident, and was left in a very bad way, cannot remember most of the time and the bathroom stories on himself, well in other worst helpless, now my mum and him has been divorce since i was a child,but he took car of me, maybe as best he said, but that was not true, my father, had allot of money anything he bought he bought cash, cars houses, just saying but never give me any or bought me a car, but here goes, his new wife place him in a home, in fact dump him off!That's in venezuela where they lived, on hearing this traveled to venezuela, and spoke to his wife and brought him to live with me, i'm lived in the US since i was a child, long story but moved to Trinidad, because i came for a divorce, and decided to stay, sine my MS, and my husband still is decided to provided me with new home house keeper, it's very comfortable to me,my choice, note, i have no love for my husband that way again, i was married at 16,

Vangie said...

con-t, giving you'll the whole story, i was married at 16 pretty young, my husband had a good job, he was and aircraft mechanic, i went to school as normal, did a degree in history!i was happy, for a while until he started cheated, and was going to the gym quite regular, but that's water under the bridge,[MY FATHER] so i bought my father home with me, my mum refuse to come by me now, so i'll not be see her for christmas,now my dad is sending me bonkers,messing everywhere, people say i should get somewher for him, but everytime i look at my dad i cry, it's so unbelievable how he has become! but yesterday i got so angry and i used quite alot of obscene on my dad, now i feel so awful and ashamed and i wished he died, what kind of person/ daughter i am, i forgot i am 24 and i will not be having no kids, the MS took care of my period, so i guess no kids for me i made on friend since i came to TRINIDAD, i mean female, but she says she scorns my dad, so she has stop coming, but i have got a male friend but i think he wants more but never, sorry ladies, thats the story of my life!!!

DreamerKind said...

My heart goes out to you in your distress. May peace and comfort soon appear to help you.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Good Morning Roseland...

GROOVIE...I enjoyed reading about Vegas...I have been to the bar there after the LOVE performance.

VANGIE...You are not to feel bad about yourself. You are young and not well. The men in your life are the ones that have let you down. Your dad if he soils himself he needs to be in a skilled nursing facility. The stress of trying to care for him is going to impair your health. Please get in touch with someone that can help you! Take care.

ali mac said...

Vangie, in the UK the government provide a carer to come in to your home to help with things like toileting problems etc. they can come from one to three times a day depending on the patients condition. if this service is not available to you in your country you would be better for both yourself and your fathers relationship if he was looked after in a proper care home type of facility, otherwise your relationship with your father will just deteriorate. Also if your father is looked after out of your home your Mother can start visiting you again. You also have to think of your health and I'm sure MS is made worse with too much stress.

I have seen you saying you aer a woman who believes in God, so why don't you pray for an answer from Him.

Leni said...

You are not a bad person at all!
But I think that for your father's health and also for your own health it would be better to get professionals to help you take care of him :)

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Some DELISHOUSNESS over on Robsessed this evening AND new Bel Ami trailer...well new to me anyway:)

DreamerKind said...

Kissing By The Mistletoe

Joe Williams:

There's a very good reason
Why the holiday season
Is a wonderful time
For a boy and girl to fall in love

'Cause Santa and Cupid
Planned exactly what you did
When you kissed me by the mistletoe above

We stood there kissin' by the mistletoe
Tingle, tingle, tingle, tingle
Mmm and away we go, jingle, jingle
Kissin' by the mistletoe, love came to stay
And now it's Christmas every day

There is a heavenly treasure
More than money can measure
In the gift you get when you give your love
And I can tell
(Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss)

'Cause whenever it's Christmas
If I never get this much
He ran my heart I remember very well

We stood there kissin' by the mistletoe
Tingle, tingle
Mmm and away we go, jingle, jingle
Oh, kissin' by the mistletoe, love came to stay
And now it's Christmas every day
(Kissin' by the mistletoe)

I said and now it's Christmas every day
Oh yeah
And now it's Christmas every day

Thank you/Smorivoje

Anna said...

Hi Rose & all my favorite peeps. Just checking in to make sure all is well with each and every one you.

Vangie-I have seen my parents take in every single one of their parents until the day came when they just couldn't do it anymore. The initial guilt will get better once you see for yourself how much quality care they are getting. Just remember to visit as often as possible even if just for 10 minutes.

Rose is right, this feels like a drought! We are not one of those crazy fans, we are just fans who love and adore them and they are too cute together! I'm posting a really good fan made video...this one is really sweet. You've probably already seen it, but why not again.

Take care my peeps...have a great week!


Super RN Gas Passer said...

Hi ANNA...Happy Holidays!

A beautiful day here...Have a great day Everybody and SMITTY GRUFF and SYD.... and ROSE... (hugs and kisses:)

olivia said...

Good morning dear Rose and Roseland,
Coming up for air.....only two more days of finals for the students. Have a mixed up schedule during exam days, so I got to sleep in this morning. : )

Love the post "Love is All Around Us", and am twirling with you Rose and all the Roselanders.

So happy that Rob and Kristen are being ninjas and staying under the radar. Wishing them every happiness possible and wonderful, quality time with their family, friends and of course each other.

Thank you for all the amazing recipes. Emilia, love flan, so will be making the Godiva chocolate flan dessert later this week.

A little Monday morning giftie for y'all. I never get to see lovely snowfalls here in Tx., so even though these are scenes from Tenn., ( quick **wave** to Rhonda and Linda and other Roselanders from that state), they do remind me of Mich. : ) I always try to play Amy Grant's Christmas album each year, she has a beautiful voice ( did see her in concert back in the 80's), and this is one of my favorite songs that she sings.


DK, hope you are feeling much better.

Vangie, bless your heart, a big ((hug)) for you. These are difficult times and I hope you do find some help for you and your father. Be strong and proactive; search and ask for help. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.
Life is good.

Rhonda said...

Hi Olivia- thanks for the shout out this morning. I've never really been to Michigan, but based on some pics I've seen, you're right...it looks a lot like Tennessee. Best of luck through the remainder of finals :)

Hi everyone- I hope it was a nice weekend and a great Monday..((Hugs))

DreamerKind said...

Hello, lovely Rose, and Roselanders!

Just stopping in to wish everyone Happy Holiday times.

I am well, thanks.

Greetings Smitty, Gruff & Syd, too!

Frances said...

Rose,I am comforted by your words
of confidence in Rob and Kristen's
happy romance. I hope it lasts forever! When I see evidence of the haters' malicious gossip magazine articles (like the current
OK Magazine cover photo of Rob and Kristen titled "Trouble in Twilight")I remember your total trust in their loving relationship.
Thank you Rose.

Vangie said...

EVERYtime i hear most christmas songs i get all teary!

benny said...

tom sturridge in venice! filming effie and having some relax in st. mark's square
so lovely!!
as for r/k, I guess you are right, they will stay under the radar for a while

have a nice day all of you

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Good evening Everyone....

Watching an old episode of Star Trek on my I Pad hubs got me for Christmas...(I know it's early... Lol ). I can't get over the picture quality and the sound quality... Unreal.

So Tom is in Venice...sounds cool...

DreamerKind said...

Silver Bells

A Few Good Men:

City sidewalks
Busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air
There's a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing
People passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear

Silver Bells (silver bells)
Silver Bellls (silver bells)
Its Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling (ring a ling)
Hear them ring (hear them ring)
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

Streams of street lights
Even the stoplights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home
With their treasures

Hear the snow crunch
See the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all this bustle you hear
(why you sing it for them fellas)

Silver Bells (silver bells)
Silver Bellls (silver bells)
Its Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling (ring a ling)
Hear them ring (hear them ring)
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas
A Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas of Silver Bells of Silver Bells
whoa whoa whoa whoa yeah

Thank you/2010PeeJay2010

DreamerKind said...

Ho, ho, ho! Happy Holidays!

Birdie said...

Hi DK, Love the avi! Thanks for the Christmas tunes and all the different artists. Are you ready for Christmas? No snow in the midwest-boohoo.

It's been awwwfully quiet in here. Is everyone almost ready and enjoying those Christmas parties?

I hope Rob and Kristen are having some quality downtime. No news is good news!

ali mac said...

No snow in N.Ireland either BIRDIE, we have had it the last two or three years, but the norm is not to have it. According to the weather report it's going to be mild here on Christmas day too, about 12 degrees. Which makes it a bit to warm to even light the fire :0(

It has been so quiet in here, obviously everyone is very busy!! So I will say Happy Christmas to everyone here in Roseland. I hope everyone has a peaceful and Happy time and Santa is good to everyone.

ali mac said...

Chocolate and hazelnut filo rolls

Pile these tasty chocolate logs on a platter, and serve plenty of creamy dip alongside for dunking.

For the pastry


25g/1oz butter

3 x 32cm x 38cm/13in x 15in filo pastry sheets

For the chocolate filling


250g/9oz chocolate and hazelnut spread

For the vanilla cream dip


100ml/3½fl oz double cream

1 tbsp caster sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

icing sugar, sifted for dusting

Preparation method


For the pastry, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then remove from the heat.

Cut each sheet of filo pastry into 4 even-sized rectangles and brush each rectangle lightly with the melted butter.

Spread one tablespoon of the chocolate spread, as evenly as possible, across the long side of each piece of pastry, keeping a 2cm/¾ in border. Fold the two short sides of the pastry over the filling to seal the chocolate spread. Roll up the pastry from the long side, to fully enclose the filling.

Repeat with the remaining rectangles of filo pastry to make 12 rolls.

Place the rolls on the lined baking tray and brush them with a little more melted butter, then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the pastry is a pale golden brown.

Remove the rolls from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the vanilla cream dip, whip the cream very lightly with the sugar and vanilla extract. Spoon into a small serving bowl.

To serve, dust the chocolate filo rolls with a little sifted icing sugar, and arrange them onto a serving plate with the vanilla cream dip placed alongside.

Just a little recipe I seen on t.v last night which seems really simple and quick, yet looks good!!

Rhonda said...

Birdie & Ali mac- No white Christmas for us either. Just a lot of sloppy rain :(

Have a great Wednesday everyone- Lots of love...

angelica1 said...

Hi everyone!

Ali Mac and Birdie, we have no snow forecast either and I'm very grateful after last year :)
I hope everyone's ready for Christmas.I'm not!

Annie said...

Good morning all!

DK: I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

I hope everyone is doing well and not feeling too rushed with Christmas fast approaching.

Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate.
I love that Rob and Kristen are managing to evade the paps.

ali mac said...

Hi Angelica and Rhonda and Annie.

Angelica last year was so bad!! My parents pipes were frozen for a week and a half and they had to come up to my house for showers etc,(I live 9miles from them which is a bit of a journey just to get washed lol) and collect drinking water from a big tank in the town centre, it was very miserable for them and thousands of others suffered the same problems.

So I think there are a lot of people glad for the mild weather this year. I hope you get sorted for Christmas soon, I only have my Veg to buy for Christmas day and to collect my turkey and that's me done YEAH!!