I've set the table with my Royal Albert Poinsettia china and have poured myself a cup of Sugar Cookie tea (from Celestial Seasonings). I am still looking for some dinner and side plates in this pattern. One of these days, when I am searching the local antique markets, I'll find them.
In past years, I used to do oodles of baking. Two of my favourites are Elfin Shortbread Bites and Nanimo Bar Cookies, the recipes can be found at this link. Unfortunately, I used to eat most of it as well. This year, it`s the gingerbread zombies and I`m going to attempt to make a yule log cake, and it`s going to be diary free. yep, it`s going to be a challenge, but so worth it.
The tree is now home and happily residing in my front room. It is partly decorated, leaving the rest of the ornaments for my kids when they finally get home.
When I visited my sister in Calgary in October, she asked if I would fill her stocking this year. She told me how unsurprising to was to open a stocking that she had filled herself. I brought her stocking home with me and had a lot fun finding some very cool stuff to fill it with. I`ll find out how well I did in just a few days.
My godson gave me this rocking horse when he was a wee tyke. He passed away a few years ago when he was 26. It`s one of the few gifts he gave me that I still have.
Since we didn`t live in the same town while he was growing up, it was always special to him when we can to visit. Often we would stop at Tim Hortons and buy a box of donuts as a treat for him and his siblings. His favourite were the ones with the colourful sprinkles.
I found a pattern to crochet donuts and went wild. I used beads in place of the sprinkles. I made over a dozen of them and gave them to all the family members. One hangs on my tree near to the rocking horse.
Okay, enough of the sad stuff, this is a party after all. I`m so happy that you could visit with me today and share a little cheer. It`s time for me to get baking, that gingerbread won`t roll itself.
Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your Christmas party post. I`ll be sure to drop over to your place for a visit some time today.
I did get my zombie gingerbread men made, though they are waiting their frosting. pictures will have to wait. Not to disappoint, for the first time I made Yule log cakes. I watched an episode of Food Factory and they were making thousands of them. I was inspired. Daughter helped with the rolling and she is solely responsible for the decorating.
|Yule Cake - Gluten and dairy free|
|yule cake - dairy free|
|I turned the left over bit from the wee branch and turned it into Yule kindling -||gluten and dairy free|