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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I am not at all surprised that you loved the marshmallowy sweet potato casserole :) Or that you used the word “apoplectic,” because you’re you and you’re awesome like that.

  2. Margaret

    No marshmallows in a casserole for me thank you. Also no Christmas pudding or (even worse) fruit cake!!
    Your raspberry whip looks absolutely divine and I’ll patiently wait for the recipe.
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas day with us. :)

  3. Three-Cookies

    I am so sorry for saying this but you are using the same strategy that used car sales use. You don’t need to sell the video, it will sell itself. The word is out there, it will spread like bushfires do in your country.

  4. Leah

    Hannah I do believe we are kin. I cannot stand Christmas pudding BLERG!!!
    Mmm not sure about the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes…. but I’d give it a go :D

  5. muppy

    mmmmm more truffles :) i sooooooo want to try the sweet potato dish…….
    happy Christmas!

  6. theresa

    Something about such a sugary side dish is just. so. american. Though, I’ve never had it, or been anywhere that it has been on offer. One year for Thanksgiving my sister made a sweet potato dish with a kind of gingernut biscuit crumble on top, which was pretty flipping good.

  7. Johanna GGG

    honestly christmas pudding isn’t that horrid – you need to try one without peel or orange and find that actually it is full of wonderful dried fruit and booze! Though after all those amazing side dishes I would not be surprised if you had no room for dessert – which is the brilliance of the marshmallow casserole – put a bit of veg in it and you can justify eating it with dinner so you make sure you get your fill of dessert before you are full! (Never had it myself but maybe one day if I feel brave)

    1. whisperinggums

      This one doesn’t have peel – it’s made by Hannah’s grandma and is moist, rich and delicious. She just has no taste! But that’s ok because all the more for us!

  8. Agnes

    How impressive that your entire Christmas spread (apart from the disgusting Xmas pudding) was gluten and dairy-free. Also, seriously can’t believe you had moustaches too… what are you doing, stalking me and stealing my ideas now?! ;)

    1. whisperinggums

      The pudding was gluten free too … and it wasn’t disgusting!! It was scrumptious.

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I rather prefer the grossly over-sweet version of this casserole that is topped with brown sugar pecan crumbles than the gooey marshmallow one. Apples to apples though, I know.

  10. Kate

    Haha! Surprisingly, I have never partaken in a sweet potato casserole. That’s only because I’ve never seen it at any gatherings- I may just have to make one myself!

  11. ck

    Your family lunch looks beautiful and I am sure to plagiarise the salads very soon methinks! Despite a very newly-found love of sweet potato, no part of me could ever gel with that casserole – blaghhhhh! Mind you, I made amazing Christmas cakes this year and I swear I couldn’t even give tiny pieces away to anyone at all under the age of 50. They had no yucky peel and a tonne of Grand Marnier in them, but nobody under 50 (apart from me of course) would even try it, so what would I know?!

  12. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    So good to see the sweet potato casserole in action. I think I just have to make it – get it over with already. Your salads look and sound so good. The raspberry whip & truffles sound amazing!! can’t wait for recipes.
    Heidi xo

  13. Kath Lockett

    Love your Christmas-coloured dress, Hannah!

    And, whilst reading this my Love Chunks is in the kitchen making zucchini fritters for brunch, so my stomach growled in envy and admiration at your brother and uncle’s plates – want them both!

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I wish I could say that I loved sweet potato and marshmallow casserole but we didn’t. We had it a few years ago and after tasting it, no-one wanted it! Sad really!

  15. Louise

    I don’t like the fruit cake/christmas pudding etc either. Your raspberry whip looks fab though. I’ve never been brave enough to try the marshmallow sweet potato thing. I like desserts as much as the next person, but I really don’t get this conceptually. I would like to try it at one stage just to say I have, but wouldn’t ever make it myself I suspect.

  16. Tammy

    I want to see a photo of the vegan treats that you made!

  17. Emma

    I’ve neve been into the marshmallows in holiday dishes thing. Not with sweet potatoes, not in jello salad, not. But I would certainly try it, especially if served off of the WayChoc table (being a principal member of the booster club, etc., etc.).

    Cute pillowcase stocking! Cute heels! Cute Christmas crackers – I’ve never gotten to open one before, so I picture them making a mondo explosion, although I know that can’t be true. Cute!

  18. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    To be honest, that casserole looks a little suspicious to me … (Marshmallows? Seriously??? 8O But – why doesn’t it surprise me to find a marshmallow sweet potato casserole on your blog … ? ;)) The rest looks mouthwatering, but I’m sure everything tasted good. :)

  19. Gena

    Absolutely charming Christmas recap. And really great to see more photos of you — now I have an even clearer vision of my faraway friend!

  20. Libby

    A sweet potato casserole with marshmallows?! CRAZYPANTS indeed!

    Those salads look wonderful; I LOVE mushrooms more than anything in the world (besides Sam Seabourne from The West Wing) so I’ll be giving this one a go :)

  21. Delia (Postcards from Asia)

    Hello Hannah,
    Those pictures are great, love the food (almost as much as I love chocolate but not quite – as if chocolate was not a food, ha, but you know what I mean), but a sweet potato casserole….with marshmallows?!? Wow! Sounds almost as weird as pineapple fried rice (not a big fan). I would give it a try, though, as long as I don’t have to cook it. :)
    You have a lovely blog, I’ll come back for a visit every now and then.
    Happy Holidays!

  22. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    omg i was always fascinated by the thought of sweet potato with marshmallows on top! i do love the look of your salads though – beetroot and marinated mushrooms! yum! looks like you had a fantastic Christmas. Happy New Year and here’s to even more delicious and peanut buttery adventures ahead!

  23. Hotly Spiced

    I love your Christmas dress. I’m not sure about the sweet potato casserole with the marshmallows but I guess you just have to try it to become a believer. And I love the look of your marinated mushroom salad and the bowl you used to serve the beetroot salad. Happy New Year!

  24. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Lovely to read / see the Wayfaring Chocolate Christmas celebrations in full photographic glory :) I like the look of that spread of food, and can’t wait for your Raspberry Whip recipe. Regarding sweet potato pudding, my Mum has a recipe that I adore, and which managed to straddle main meal and dessert quite well. It was sweet, and had sultanas, but no marshmallows. I’m now craving it, straight from the bowl…can’t imagine why :p

  25. Lou

    Can’t say I have tried the marshmallow sweet potato thing.. I think I would probably love it, as long as they were vegan marshmallows (I still get the shudders remembering my Mum’s harrowing stories of horse hooves or something…. think she was trying to scare me off sweets)

  26. Catherine

    Great table! I am starving looking at this. The salad and veggies especially. I’d be up for a try of the casserole, I do love sweet potato. And I confess I LOVE my Nana’s steamed xmas pudding with custard, doesn’t seem like the real thing without it. Looking forward to lots more photos and recipes and craziness in 2012!

  27. Casey Lorraine

    Girl, I love your posts! I laugh and get all vibed up every single time I read your goodness :)

    Happy new year!!

    PS Bring me some of those veggie sides…mmmmm :)

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