This past week was all about food. Okay … really it was mostly about spending time with my husband and kids, but food was certainly involved to some degree. Fall and Winter are my most favorite times for cooking and baking. Duh. After all, I am making giant soft pretzels from scratch right now (they’re rising) rather than packing my lunch, showering, or folding laundry.
Thanksgiving Day was a spectacular food event. I brought impossible pumpkin pie cupcakes, but my Mother-in-Law brought a ton of food and I was happily full for a full 12 hours after nomming my lunchtime Thanksgiving meal. I also did a wee bit of baking and food prep.
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving was our family tree-trimming party. We watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. We broke out our fake tree, ornaments, festive knickknacks, snowman plates, and twinkle lights. And we did our usual meal… party finger food for dinner with cookies and cocoa for dessert.
|Mini chicken pot pies… these were pretty good. The kids really liked them. Essentially you take refrigerated biscuit dough, press them into a muffin tin, and then add in the filling mixture. The recipe is here.|
|Hope’s favorite: Peppermint Kiss cookies. Recipe is here.|
|Reindeer cookies. A basic snickerdoodle recipe with candy and pretzels for decoration.|
|“Polar Express” Hot Cocoa. This was disgusting. It was WAY too sweet. Even Sam and Hope didn’t like it. The sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips were too much. If you are brave, the recipe is here.|
That pretty much sums up most of my baking for the week. I hope everyone else had a terrific and delicious holiday!