This week we have:
Polar Express Hot Chocolate
My Favorite Molasses Spice Cookies
...and a few old favorites!
I am thinking... Hello again!! You didn't think I'd desert you for all of December, did you?? Well, I couldn't really blame you if you did. We've been having a much more "go-with-the-flow" Christmas season this year, which has been heavenly. I've abandoned all of my expectations for myself, baking when the mood strikes, baking family favorites instead of always trying something new, and being more quality-time-oriented. The only demand I had was that this would be the year we would finally go cut down our own Christmas tree, which came with all kinds of craziness, but more about that later. Anyway, because of these lowered expectations, we've had a peaceful, cozy, season so far, with lots of opportunities for giving and family time. It's been pretty perfect, actually, after we told the boys that if they didn't quit bickering all the time we'd totally tattle to Santa... worked like a charm. :)
Source: pastryaffair.comOne of my favorite things... Mmmm, gingerbread!! The classic Christmas flavors are eggnog, peppermint/candycane, and gingerbread, right? Gingerbread is hands-down my favorite. Hello, spices and molasses? Yes please!! Muffins are up next on my "to make" list, after which I need to find a scrumptious soft gingerbread man recipe. The pancakes I'm sharing with you this week are scrumptious, and those cookies are gingerbread-y perfection!! I also love the classicness of it all, it's so homey and old-fashioned! I'm all about old-fashioned when it comes to Christmas. Nostalgia all around!!
Outside my window... Hey, at least it's chilly today! The only thing that hasn't been perfect about the past few weeks has been the unseasonably warm temperatures... but you know me and weather. We had a lovely little snow"storm" on Sunday though, and a 60% chance of a white Christmas in the forecast! Fingers crossed!!
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