I'd made mincemeat yesterday, following a recipe in Nigella's "How to Be A Domestic Goddess" which is really easy to make and delicious. It's cooking apples, raisins, currants, almonds, lemon juice, zest, mixed spices, sugar and cider. Unless you forgot to buy cider, in which case why not improvise with that bottle of Chardonnay that's been lurking in the fridge? Also don't forget the rum, but you can skip the suggested cherries if you like. Basically you put everything in a large saucepan, simmer it until it goes pulpy and there you have it.
Today was clearly pastry making day, so we could have some mince pies and a nice cup of when Doc C had finished his grading quota for the day. These were gone almost as soon as they were cool enough to eat, but I've still got half the dough left and two-thirds of the mincemeat so there will be more tomorrow! YUM!