It's the time of year when Lady Magnon assembles all the ingredients for her Magnificent Mincemeat.
All sorts of different dried fruits, candied peels (no green bits, thank you), suet, apples, citrus fruits, dark brown sugar, and armagnac, are all being bought and stored, ready for the big moment.
The biggest mixing bowl has made its appearance, and the special extra-large wooden spoon has been found and washed.
I try to make a point of being absent when the process begins. Lady M doesn't appreciate an audience (or even helpful advice from onlookers).
Here is what she ended-up with. I had a stir (clockwise only) and a wish.
I can't wait for that first Mince Pie; I'll have to start thinking what I'll wish for next.