I wasn't going to write a post today, but, I'm sitting here all alone, the house is quiet (for now), it's raining, the Christmas Lights are on, "The Family Stone" is playing, and the baking is done. So, here we go!
I spent most of the day Friday and Saturday baking and making candy. I got everything done except for Texas Millionaires and the Eggnog Rum Cake, so I did that on Sunday. I was very, very pleased with the Mosaic Cookies:
This is what my kitchen looked like for most of the weekend:
OS came home last night, with 4 kayaks in tow. He put a picture on Instagram, but I didn't think to have him send it to me. Trust me...he had 4 of them on the top of his car. One of the benefits to where he works! I think someone else was glad he was home:
I couldn't figure out what the white spot on his knees were, until I realized it was Laika's tail!
We had a couple that we met through camping over last night, along with their 3 kids. CH made apple cobbler in the dutch oven, and they brought over ice cream. The kids were pretty much glued to the tv...thank you the Family Channel! The kids are very well behaved, and the daughter absolutely loves dogs, so she stayed occupied!
I'm looking forward to a low-key Christmas Eve. The pork roast will go in the oven this evening, and I'll get the Eggnog Breakfast Casserole in the refrigerator for tomorrow morning. Other than that, pretty low-key.
I will be taking a break until around Jan. 4th (Or the 7th. Or somewhere in between.) to savor this time with the whole family + a girlfriend.
Have a safe, happy holiday season!