The week, which I was hoping was going to be quiet, has been ridiculously busy. So this will be a brief post, but cute puppehs to make up for it:
This was last year, in front of my half-decorated tree, LOL. There just hasn’t been time this year. How is that possible? The days are years long, but I guess so is my list of things to do.
Merlin, in his incarnation as Xmas Cat in the Middle of Everything.
Tomato Queen sent a Merlin update. Look at that cutie!
Okay, some food photos with links to recipes because if I had to actually post the recipes, it just wouldn’t happen.
Starting with this year’s Sweet Holiday Gifts:
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies (recipe here)
Sesame Brittle (love this stuff, and great addtion to ice cream sundaes) Recipe here.
Dark Chocolate Chip cookies, Spritz cookies and Pecan Cookies – all recipes here.
For more Holiday Gift baking ideas, this link.
And finally Christmas Eve Dinner (recipes here)
Very simple: Spinach Lasagna, Butter and Lemon Green Beans and Garlic Bread. Dessert is an ice cream bar.
What’s on your menu?
Respite open thread
My wife … gave me my Christmas present early. (I pretty much knew because she’s been working on it upstairs and I’ve caught a couple of glimpses. This is a thread painting of Lil Bit. She really captured the little squirt, especially those eyes.