Good morning! Have you had a good week? I am trying to recover from being away for the last 2 weeks and get my self in gear to bake for Christmas. Apparently this morning I was doing something wrong because my “soft chewy caramels” turned into rocks and my sugar cookies that I have made for years were light, fluffy and airy and looked like blobs instead of trees.
Hopefully I will have better luck this afternoon! In the meantime I have my mind on some other things like Christmas dessert, drinks and more.
|Image from The Kitchen|
If you are looking for something to make for Christmas morning I think this Cinnamon Roll Wreath from The Kitchen looks perfect.
|Image from The Pastry Affair|
Or perhaps this Swedish Tea Ring from The Pastry Affair instead?
|Holiday Pavlova Wreath from She Wears Many Hats|
If you are in search of an easy Christmas dessert this Holiday Pavlova from She Wears Many Hats look and tastes delicious!
|Gimme Some Oven|
This week I am looking forward to a glass or two of mulled wine and this recipe from Gimme Some Oven is one I think I may try out.
|Image Heather Cristo|
Or perhaps a little Christmas Sangria from Heather Cristo instead?
I personally will be drinking a little Polar Express Hot Chocolate on Christmas eve.
And maybe a little Peppermint Hot Chocolate as well.
I will also be watching all of my favorite movies, White Christmas, Elf, The Christmas Carol and more. If you are looking for a movie or two that is not Christmassy, I recently watched two great movies flying home from Buenos Aries, A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet, about two landscape gardeners at Versailles. I loved it! And Testament of Youth, based upon the WWI memoir by Vera Brittain.
What are you up to this weekend? I will be baking, hopefully with better results than this morning. Whatever you are up to I hope you have a fabulous weekend!