I decided to try a new gingerbread cookie recipe and I was very pleased with how it turned out. I even dragged out my fancy big mixer!
I even followed the instructions and wrapped and refridgerated the dough. (Sometimes I skip this step). Hang on, I think that's the sugar cookie dough. I made three different things today: gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, and "Christmas crack" which is the saltine crackers with a liquid toffee poured over it and then milk chocolate chips melted on top. Are you familiar with it?
Gingerbread cookies waiting to go in the oven.
Sugar cookies in the oven. Boy, the house smelled good!
Santa heads, candy canes, ornaments, a boot... all going to be decorated later.
The tree is up and decorated. We still have a real tree. I'm not sure if we will ever go the artificial route.
The village is a-lit, and the Santa collection sits above it. If you look closely, you will see that Godzilla has made his way to the village and is about to wreak havoc.
A display in the livingroom. I love the Santa and reindeer. It's pretty big and I pack it away carefully every year.
Symmetry in the den. The shelf came from my parents' house.